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Adjustable gastric banding patients lost 54% of excess weight after five years
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Patients undergoing adjustable gastric banding weight loss surgery lost an average of 54 percent of their excess weight after five years according to a analysis of 684 morbidly obese patients who underwent the procedure in Italy.
Subjects: 684 morbidly obese patients
The data analyzed was from 684 morbidly obese patients—139 men and 545 women—who underwent the procedure between December 1993 and December 2004.
BMI: Dropped from 42 to 34
The average body mass index (BMI) dropped from 42 to 34 after five years.
This is a weight loss of roughly 45 pounds for a woman of average size, decreasing body weight from roughly 245 pounds to 200 pounds.
For a man of average height, it would be a weight loss of roughly 55 pounds, decreasing weight from about 290 pounds to 235 pounds.
Micheletto G, Roviaro G, Lattuada E, Zappa MA, Mozzi E, Perrini M, Lanni M, Francese M, Librenti M, Doldi S. Adjustable gastric banding for morbid obesity. Our experience. Ann Ital Chir. 2006 Sep-Oct, 77(5):397-400.
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Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche
Universita di Milano
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