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Q In patients with mild to moderate obesity, is laparoscopic gastric band (LGB) surgery more effective than a non-surgical diet and lifestyle intervention for promoting weight loss?
Clinical impact ratings GP/FP/Primary care ★★★★★★☆ IM/Ambulatory care ★★★★★★☆ Endocrine ★★★★★★☆ Surgery—gastrointestinal ★★★★★★☆
randomised controlled trial.
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a community clinic, clinics in a university department of surgery, and a private community hospital in Australia.
80 patients 20–50 years of age (mean age 41 y, 76% women) who had a body mass index (BMI) 30–35 kg/m2; had obesity related comorbidities (⩾1 of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, diabetes, or obstructive sleep apnoea), psychosocial conditions, or severe physical limitations; and had attempted to lose weight in the past 5 years. Exclusion criteria were contraindications to treatment or bariatric surgery or participation in a physician supervised programme of …
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