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Bariatric Surgery in Children (BASIC) randomised controlled trial

LAGB treatment vs. lifestyle interventions in adolescents

Researchers from The Netherlands have begun the Bariatric Surgery in Children (BASIC) randomised controlled trial that will assess the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) treatment in severely obese adolescents with unsuccessful combined lifestyle interventions (CLI). The authors note that the reversibility of LAGB is a strong argument for gastric banding over other surgical procedures, since bariatric surgery in adolescents is still in its infancy.

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