Today – Should teens have weight loss surgery?

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This is a bit controversial, because while a third of the population is overweight or obese, the attitude until now has been kids need to cut the junk food and exercise more. but some doctors now say weight loss surgery is the best way to save obese kids from a life of potentially deadly diseases. early morning at nationwide children's hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and 17-year-old Megan Huffman is preparing for surgery.

Teenagers having weight loss surgery.  It's becoming more and more mainstream.  

While I am always a little very torn about children having bariatric surgery, I am also the parent of an overweight 14, 13, 10 and 5 year old.  I am married to a man who was 375 lbs before gastric bypass surgery.  I was 320 lbs pre-operatively.  His mom was pushing 400 lbs also before gastric bypass surgery, my dad 350 lbs, his sisters well over 300 lbs, one also post op.  

It is what it is.

I know it's in our future for someone — at some point.  

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