Baylor College of Medicine

Adolescent Bariatrics: Assessing Health Benefits And Risks (H-20505)



Teen-LABS is a longitudinal observational study of the safety and efficacy of bariatric surgery performed during adolescence. Patients who were considered eligible for inclusion in the current surgical study population were adolescents undergoing any weight-loss surgical procedure at one of five participating clinical centers during the original 2007-2011 enrollment period. This approach was chosen to minimize bias and maximize the resemblance of the study population to real-life clinical populations undergoing modern-day bariatric procedures.

We are asking male and female control participants, between the ages of 18 to 30, to participate in a bone mass and bone mineral density (BMD) study. The controls will determine if attained BMD several years after surgery is appropriate or less than expected for attained post-surgical BMI addressing whether bariatric surgery during adolescence has long-term consequences on BMD.

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IRB: H-20505




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