american academy of pediatrics

Obstacles to healthy eating

Overweight children are at risk for health problems such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Getting to a healthy weight can help lower these health risks. But the road to healthy weight may have obstacles. Sometimes it can be one step forward and two steps back.

Gastric bypass may help prevent heart disease in teens

Adults who undergo Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery show improvement in biochemical cardiac risk factors, but teens that have the procedure may realize even greater heart health benefits, according to new research.