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Nationwide Children's Hospital

Bariatric Surgery in Teens May Help Treat Cardiovascular Risks

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Caption: For the adolescents who are extremely obese in this country, diet and exercise alone often are not enough to get their weight down. Some of those teens will require weight loss surgery to improve their overall health. A new study from Nationwide Children's Hospital shows that bariatric surgery could be beneficial in helping to reverse previously undiagnosed risks of cardiovascular disease. Watch Dr. Marc Michalsky and Dr. John Bauer explain why undergoing weight loss surgery could lead to a healthier heart.

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