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Diets and exercise fail most people with severe obesity. So Jewel elected to become one of the few teenage patients of bariatric surgery. For more on Jewel's weight loss journey and the science of bariatric surgery, read our feature article: http://bit.ly/vox-jewel
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Jewel is an 18 year old high-school student who is obese. After trying diets and exercise, she chose to undergo bariatric surgery. It's an operation usually reserved for adults, but more and more teenagers are finding success with it. It comes with a variety of risks, but the potential is great. She could see a reduction in her risk for cancer, diabetes, sleep apnea and lots of other related diseases.
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