Good long-term results of obesity surgery in young people
Bariatric surgery on teenagers gives results that are equally as good as for adults, but the operations carries complications. Five years after surgery, the patients weighed on average 28 per cent less than beforehand, a new study shows.

"Teenagers and adults who have undergone bariatric surgery exhibit remarkable similarities," says Torsten Olbers, docent at the Sahlgrenska Academy and consultant at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. "Seriously obese young people who do not have surgery continue instead to increase in weight."