Dr. Michael Snyder and First Surgical Assistant Tony Covello place a Lap-Band using laproscopic instruments inserted into the belly of Jazmine Raygoza at Rose Medical Center in Denver June 20, 2011. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 20, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)

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Dr. Michael Snyder and First Surgical Assistant Tony Covello place a Lap-Band using laproscopic instruments inserted into the belly of Jazmine Raygoza at Rose Medical Center in Denver June 20, 2011. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 20, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)

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