Global Toronto, Vancouver Sun, et al. - Pros and cons weighed for fat-fighting surgery on minors


Studies in adults have shown weight-loss surgery can cure morbid obesity in adults. McGill University researchers have reported that permanent weight loss via bariatric surgery reduces the risk of death by 89 per cent compared to no surgery in only five years of follow-up. Another study by the same McGill University Health Centre and McGill University teams shows surgery can lower the risk of developing cancer by up to 80 per cent.