Obese Teens Face Slim Risks From Surgery

Ashlee Kopp's early teenage years were miserable. Weighing nearly 300 pounds at age 10, she felt trapped by her weight and the stigma it carried. "I was really sad. I was never happy, and I came home from school crying daily," she said. "It was horrible." She tried to slim down. But after three years of diets, a personal trainer and a dietitian, Kopp found herself at nearly the same weight as when she started. "It wasn't helping," said her grandmother, Sharon Burnside. "Ashlee would...Full Story
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