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05 June 2017

Should bariatric surgery be performed in adolescents?

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Read the latest debate in EJE. 

Adolescent obesity has markedly increased worldwide in both its extent and prevalence in recent decades and obesity prevention strategies are failing. As a result, effective treatment strategies are urgently needed. In this debate article, they offer arguments opposing and supporting bariatric surgery in the treatment of severe obesity in adolescents.