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Judith E. Brown
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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007
Textbook Problem

All of the following criteria are required for adolescent bariatric surgery, except:

  1. a. Failure to lose weight during intensive lifestyle program
  2. b. BMI > 40 with medical complications
  3. c. Family history of obesity-related deaths
  4. d. Supportive home environment

Summary Introduction

Introduction: Bariatric surgery refers to sugeries as an intervention to treat severely obese indidividuals. These are usually recommended to adolescents with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40 or BMI greater than 35 with serious medical complications.

Explanation

Reason for the correct answer.

Option c. is given as “Family history of obesity-related deaths”.

Family history of obesity often increases the risk of individual to be obese but it is not considered as a reason to undergo such surgery without the person actually requiring the surgery based on his/her personal medical records.

Hence, option c. is correct.

Reasons for incorrect answers.

Option a. is given as “Failure to lose weight during intensive lifestyle program”.

If an adolescent fails to lose adequate weight during intensive lifestyle program, they can be considered for bariatric surgery.

Hence, option a. is a wrong answer.

Option b...

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