Wellness Wednesday: Weight-Loss Surgery For The Youth | WOSU Radio

Wellness Wednesday: Weight-Loss Surgery For The Youth

May 29, 2019

Health experts estimate that at least 6 million obese teenagers in the United States are candidates for weight-loss surgery. 

Although fewer than 1,000 of them get it each year, many of these adolescents have health issues stemming from obesity. Doctors have been uncertain how well the surgery works for young patients, but a new study could provide some promising answers. 

Today on All Sides, weight-loss surgery for the youth, and more. 

Guests:

  • Jessica Rieker, Health Services Administrator, Friendship Village of Dublin
  • Alex Hutchinson, science and fitness journalist with Outside Magazine, author of “Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance”