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Weight loss surgery boosts good cholesterol in obese teen boys

A recent study shows that weight loss surgery increases the amount of HDL “good” cholesterol and improves HDL function in severely obese teenage boys.

“We already knew that weight loss surgery improves weight and cholesterol numbers. This new research shows that there are actually changes in the way HDL functions in adolescents, which may lead to a reduction in long-term cardiovascular risk,” said Amy S. Shah, MD, assistant professor, Pediatrics, and lead author of the study.

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