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SEP 27, 2013 - Shape

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Toddler Weight-Loss Surgery Not Likely in the U.S.

By  Cristina Goyanes Follow @CDGoyanes Weight-loss surgery has become so common that it’s no longer news—unless it’s a two-year-old having the procedure.A Saudi Arabian family opted to send their 79-pound toddler—weighing as much as the average 11-year-old boy—under the knife to have as much as 85 percent of his stomach permanently removed. According to a CNN article, the morbidly obese boy's family attempted to control his eating habits two separate times. When both diets failed, doctors approved the operation. Though the child wasn't at risk of death, he did potentially face ... Read More

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