Adults that are extremely obese and who have undergone gastric banding weight-loss surgery have found that it can improve both physical and psychological health, it has been reported. A new study has found that extremely obese adults showed better health a year after undergoing weight-loss surgery with laparoscopic gastric banding.
Andrew Johnso, one of the co-authors of the research, said “Surgical treatment, such as laparoscopic gastric banding, is increasingly recognised as the most effective means of achieving weight loss and improving blood sugar control in morbidly obese patients with type 2 diabetes .”
Laparoscopic gastric banding, known as the “lap-band” procedure, is a less invasive weight-loss surgery than other methods, and involves the repeated adjustment of a band to slowly make the stomach smaller and limit food consumption. Gastric banding has been known to significantly reduce body mass index (BMI) and the hemoglobin A1c, which is a measure of blood sugar control over time.
The research studied 25 people that were classified as morbidly obese, who were psychologically tested before the gastric banding surgery and again six and 12 months after surgery, with the psychological test scores improving significantly after the surgery took place.

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