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Weight-Loss Surgery For Obese Children

2-Year-Old Has Weight-Loss Surgery

Childhood obesity is a growing problem, but concerned parents may be scratching their heads about how far some parents go to help a child lose weight after a 2-year-old boy in Saudi Arabia underwent weight-loss surgery. The boy, who had a body mass index of 44.1 before surgery and weighed about 72 pounds, has become the world’s youngest weight-loss surgery patient. But were the health risks to get him to about 52 pounds and a body mass index of 24 worth it?

To find out what other steps the parents took to help their son lose weight, read the whole story on theStir.

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AngelaCousineauSams AngelaCousineauSams 3 years
I don't like to comment on stories when I don't know all the facts, but this story bothers me immensely. Shame on the parents!!! This is a good example of parent negligence and abuse. A child doesn't get this big by their own doing. Shame on the doctor that agreed to do such an invasive surgery on a toddler!! The doctor should have gotten a nutritionist or perhaps social services involved. Unless this child has some rare disease that causes extreme weight gain, this is inexcusable. I don't believe that's the case though considering the doctor did perform weight loss surgery. Ridiculous!!
jasmineLeffler jasmineLeffler 3 years
I mean baby don't know anything...very sad!
jasmineLeffler jasmineLeffler 3 years
Parent to blam baby cont know anything! No good parenting...
HillaryMains HillaryMains 3 years
How about setting an exampe? Teaching them good eating habits? Encouraging being active? Dont get me wrong Im guilty of buying my kid McD's occasionally... and Ive got a few lbs to lose but this is beyond acceptable. Parents with children like this should all be required to have a Family personal trainer
SarahFelder SarahFelder 3 years
VERY sad. How about more fruits & vegetables and no processed foods?
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