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Severely obese teens who have bariatric surgery show improved mobility and less pain

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3976 (Published 19 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i3976
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Severely obese teenagers who undergo bariatric surgery show improved mobility and reduced musculoskeletal pain from walking as much as two years after surgery, a study published in JAMA Pediatrics has found.1

The Teen-Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery study included 206 adolescents, with an average age of 17 and an average body mass index of 51.7, who were undergoing …

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