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Heavy Kids Fare Worse in One Way After Surgery...
SOURCE: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, news release, Jan. 4, 2017
1/13/2017

FRIDAY, Jan. 13, 2017 -- Here's yet another reason to watch your child's weight: Overweight and obese kids seem to be more likely than others to develop a wound infection after surgery, a new study suggests.

Researchers have already documented this connection in adults. But, "research on...

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Kids' Restaurant Meals Need Slimming Down: Nutritionists...
SOURCE: RAND Corp., news release, December 2016
12/27/2016

TUESDAY, Dec. 27, 2016 -- Most items offered on children's menus at major restaurant chains in the United States have too many calories, a new study finds.

Fifteen child nutrition experts who were consulted for the study recommended a maximum of 300 calories in main dishes for children, s...

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Weight-Loss Surgery Offers Long-Term Benefit to Very Obese Teens...
SOURCES: Mitchell Roslin, M.D., chief, obesity surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City; The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, news release, Jan. 5, 2017
1/6/2017

FRIDAY, Jan. 6, 2017 -- Weight-loss surgery helps severely obese teens keep extra pounds off long-term, new research confirms.

However, the authors of the two new studies also found that some young people may need additional surgery to manage complications associated with their rapid post...

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