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Vertical-banded gastroplasty causes maximum weight loss of 25% after 1-2 years, 16% after 10 years
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Vertical-banded gastroplasty weight loss surgery causes a maximum average weight loss of 25 percent after 1-2 years, and a sustained average weight loss of 16 percent after 10 years according to the Swedish Obese Subjects study. REFERENCE
Sjostrom L, Narbro K, Sjostrom CD, Karason K, Larsson B, Wedel H, Lystig T, Sullivan M, Bouchard C, Carlsson B, Bengtsson C, Dahlgren S, Gummesson A, Jacobson P, Karlsson J, Lindroos A-K, Lonroth H, Naslund I, Olbers T, Stenlof K, Torgerson J, Agren G, Carlsson LMS. Effects of bariatric surgery on mortality in swedish obese subjects. N Engl J Med. 2007 Aug 23, 357(8):741-52.
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Dr. L. Sjöström
Swedish Obese Subjects Secretariat
Vita stråket 15
Sahlgrenska University Hospital
S-413 45 Gothenburg, Sweden
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