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Racial disparities found in bariatric surgery among obese teens

Obese white adolescents had a more than twofold increased likelihood of undergoing bariatric surgery, compared with their black and Hispanic peers, despite the disproportionately higher obesity rates among minority youths, researchers reported in the Journal of Adolescent Health. The findings were based on data involving 1,539 youths ages 12 to 19.

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