1. Which of the following statements about bariatric surgery in adolescents is TRUE? A. Adjustable gastric banding is currently approved by FDA for adolescents. B. Mortality is much higher in adolescents than in adults after bariatric surgery. C. Behavioral therapy for obesity has been shown to be inferior to bariatric surgery for weight loss in pediatric population. D. BPD-DS is currently recommended for weight loss in adolescents. 2. Identify the FALSE statement about obesity in children/adolescents. A. The incidence of childhood obesity (age 6–11 years) and adolescent obesity (age 12–19 years) have both increased significantly over the last three decades. B. Adolescent obesity is associated with adverse cardiovascular risk factors. C. Less than 10% of adolescents who are obese remain obese as adults. D. The determinant of obesity in a child is not just the BMI but the percentile into which BMI falls for the child’s gender and age. E. Molecular genetic abnormalities contribute to about one-quarter of the prevalence of obesity.
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1. Which of the following statements about bariatric surgery in adolescents is TRUE? A. Adjustable..