Obesity Surgery

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 113–120 | Cite as

A Review of Adolescent Obesity: Prevalence, Etiology, and Treatment

  • Ashish SinhaEmail author
  • Scott Kling


Much of adult obesity has its roots in childhood. One of the tragedies of the current obesity epidemic is the significant and increasing prevalence of obesity in the young. One principal predictor of adult obesity is childhood obesity. We describe here the classification, epidemiology, causality, comorbidities, and treatment of adolescent obesity, both pharmacologic and surgical.


Obesity in the young Adult obesity Body mass index 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Anesthesiology & Critical Care, Otorhinolaryngology & Head and Neck SurgeryUniversity of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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