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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.

Half of physicians would not recommend surgery to adolescents

According to research published in Obesity Surgery, half of primary care physicians say they would not recommend bariatric surgery to a patient under the age of 18, even though studies suggest that severely obese adolescents may benefit from the procedure.

Study favours LAGB vs lifestyle changes for obese adolescents

According to the results of an

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