Obesity Surgery Triples Among Teens

 - Mar 5, 2007
References: cnn
A growing number of kids are resorting to surgery to rid themselves of excess weight. In a world where slimness reigns supreme, kids are bombarded with images of supermodel waifs and lifestyle advertising that depicts beautiful people, staying active and enjoying life. The sad things is that these very same kids are also targetted by marketers of high fat foods and sendentary entertainment. So the appeal of a quick fix... like surgery... is greatly appealing to these teens who are torn between the marketing powers that be.