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Kids in Peril: Obesity in America (Part I) #961647

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Map of obesity by states shown. The start of a week-long series on child obesity introduced.

(Washington: Randi Kaye) The story of 445-pound obese teen Maria Caprigno†, who wanted gastrectomy weight surgery, presented; photos shown. [CAPRIGNO - comments on herself, her request for surgery, what she wants to do about her weight.] [Children's National Medical Center Dr. Evan NADLER†- talks about Maria's weight & medical risks.] [University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dr. Edward LIVINGSTON†- offers caution about obese children.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Randi Kaye; Atlanta: Sanjay Gupta) Maria's diet now, the medical stress of extra weight on the body, the impact of bariatric surgery & the cost of healthier food discussed; body models shown.

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Kaye, Randi;
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Gupta, Sanjay

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