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A young girl’s weight-loss success

A young girl’s weight-loss success

It can be difficult to be a parent of a child who is overweight, especially when you feel as though you can’t do anything about it. Alexis Shapiro’s mother Jenny wanted to see her daughter become mobile again after brain surgery caused Alexis to gain excess weight.  

“I was just holding onto hope,” Jenny told Yahoo Parenting. “This was our last resort.” 

Jenny took Alexis in to undergo sleeve gastrectomy one year ago in an attempt to reduce the 150 pounds she had gained on her small frame. Alexis was 13 years old at the time of surgery, and has since lost an impressive 60 pounds.  

“We’re just so excited,” said Jenny. “It’s great to see her move around better and be happier and be part of the family more -- all because of her weight loss. Her life isn’t consumed by thinking about food anymore.”

Read more about Alexis’ journey on Yahoo Parenting.

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10 encouraging ways to get your children to exercise

10 encouraging ways to get your children to exercise

Fifty percent of all children with at least one obese parent are also obese, according to statistics provided by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Children learn most of their lifestyle habits from their parents, which means that if parents do not practice healthy nutritional habits or exercise regularly, neither will their children.

At present, approximately 17 percent of all American children between the ages of two and 19 are obese. If you’re a parent who’s already trying to lose weight, you can take numerous steps to include your children and the rest of your family in your journey to becoming healthier.

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Teen obesity linked to problems in adulthood

Most people understand that obesity is linked to a number of health problems, including type 2 diabetes, joint pain, heart disease, sleep deprivation, and more. However, new research shows that obese teens are more likely to suffer from these health problems when they become adults. Other complications of obesity, known as comorbidities, include asthma, kidney malfunction, and problems with walking.

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Teens and weight-loss surgery

The question of teens and WLS has been attracting a great deal of media attention over the past few years. Some bariatric surgery programs even cater specifically to teens. Bariatric experts stand on both sides of the issue when it comes to teens and weight-loss surgery. Some believe that intervening with surgery will keep obese adolescents from developing serious health problems in adulthood. Other bariatricians state that weight-loss surgery in teens is still considered experimental and that other methods should first be exhausted.

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