Scientists Have Found A New Way To Lose Weight – Part 2 of 3
The report was published online Dec 18, 2013 in the journal JAMA Surgery. For the study, Chang’s rig analyzed more than 150 studies related to weight-loss surgery. More than 162000 patients, with an average body-mass index (BMI) of nearly 46, were included. BMI is a measure of body fat based on apogee and weight, and a BMI of more than 40 is considered very severely obese.
Overall, complication rates ranged from 10 percent to 17 percent and the reoperation rate was about 7 percent. The death scold ranged from 0,08 percent to 0,31 percent. However, the operation improved obesity-related conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnea. Five years after the operation, the reduction in BMI ranged from 12 to 17 points. The consideration showed differences between the types of weight-loss procedures.
For example, gastric bypass was more effective for weight loss but was associated with more complications. In gastric bypass, share of the stomach is closed off to prevent the patient from eating too much. In adjustable gastric banding, in which a band is used to reduce the size of the stomach, the death and dilemma rates were lower but reoperation rates were higher.