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Complications of Childhood Obesity

Aug 10, 2015

By now it’s no secret that our kids are struggling with weight-related issues more than ever before. According to reports, 13 percent - or nearly one in every eight - of Ohio’s high schoolers are obese. That number spikes to 17.4 percent – nearly one in every six - when you include kids ranging from ages 10-17. Obese teens and pre-teens are at risk of a variety of serious health conditions ranging from depression to heart disease.

Childhood Obestity Inforgraphic

At the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition, we take a head-to-toe approach to helping teens who struggle with their weight. Our team treats both the physical and the psychological effects of obesity. For teens who still struggle to manage their weight through diet and lifestyle changes alone, bariatric surgery has proven to be an effective option for losing weight and minimizing – or often reversing -  other obesity-related conditions.

Click here to learn more about weight loss surgery, or find out if you might be a candidate for bariatric surgery by answering seven simple questions.

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Marc P. Michalsky, MD, FACS, is the director of the Center for Robotic Surgery and the surgical director for the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition at Nationwide Children's Hospital, a multidisciplinary center dedicated to the treatment of overweight and obese children and adolescents.

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700 Children’s® features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.