WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY FOR TODDLERS

First, weight loss surgery was for morbidly obese adults.

Next, the strict rules bended in order to accommodate those struggling with a moderate amount of weight to take off.

Now, we witness the first-ever, pre-pubescent teenager at age twelve having weight loss surgery.

Most experts agree that childhood obesity is genetic and such children carry a high probability of becoming obese just like their parents and carrying on unhealthy lifestyles.

So why not cut the “obese middle-man” out and have the little ones go straight to surgery? Perhaps at the ages of three or four. They wouldn’t really notice all of the pain and side effects that come with the procedure…

Right?

But with this “kidobesity surgery”, wouldn’t their future unhealthy lifestyles still be inevitable? Let alone the years of physical and psychological damage the toddlers would do to their body and minds before they were completely developed.

As an adult, having weight loss surgery seems scary and a very chancy procedure.

If I had weight loss surgery done when I was too young to remember, I think I would have grown up without a choice to live by a different set of rules. A healthier set of rules. Rules that may not have helped aid me to become obese.

Maybe I am wrong. Or maybe this “kidobesity surgery” will soon be on the market.

I would love for some of you to honestly weigh in with your opinions on this “kidobesity surgery”.

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2 responses to “WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY FOR TODDLERS

  1. Here’s an idea: Turn madden off and go outside and play football for real.

  2. This just sickens me! It’s ultimately the parents’ fault on this one.
    I second ‘Piotr’, turn off the video games – play a REAL LIFE game. Go outside, ride a bike, play a sport….do something active!
    Stop resorting to popular fast food chains for dinner, & instead invest in ACTUAL food. I realize that the underlying issue concerning fast food is the convenience, time, & money; but honestly, shouldn’t the bigger concern be “what am I teaching my children?” Healthier food options do tend to cost more than a $.99 cheeseburger, but come on….would you rather pay more now to eat healthier with no health risks…OR pay more 10 to 30 years down the road to CORRECT everything that’s wrong with your health due to all the horrible health choices previously made?
    I’ll get off my soap box now….

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