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Chelsea Hale holds a photo of herself made three years ago at the age of 17 before she had obesity surgery, in Fairfield, Ohio. Hale had weighed 314 pounds and is now about 170 pounds. A government-funded study published online Monday in JAMA Pediatrics shows teens seeking weight-loss surgery have a startling number of health problems that used to be seen only in adults.

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Teens seeking obesity surgery suffer health woes

U.S. teens seeking weight-loss surgery have a startling number of health problems that used to be seen only in adults, according to a major government-funded study.

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