A New Study Presented At The 26th Annual Meeting Of The American Society For Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Confirms That Laparoscopic Gastric Banding Surgery Results In An 83% Improvement Or Remission Of Type 2 Diabetes

A new study presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery confirms that laparoscopic gastric banding surgery (LAGB) results in sustained weight loss as well as an 83% improvement or remission of Type 2 diabetes.

A New Study Presented At The 26th Annual Meeting Of The American Society For Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Confirms That Laparoscopic Gastric Banding Surgery Results In An 83% Improvement Or Remission Of Type 2 Diabetes

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding surgery (LAGB) not only results in sustained weight loss for morbidly obese patients, but it also provides an improvement or remission of Type 2 diabetes in 83% of the patients.

This news, the results of a new study, was presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The event was held in Dallas, Texas, and Slimband was there to learn first-hand about the ground breaking study.

To date, this is the largest long-term study on the impact of gastric banding on diabetes. This study strongly suggests that there is a definite connection between diabetes and morbid obesity. The study noted that the patients who achieved and maintained a significant weight loss also realized the greatest remission of diabetes in a shorter time frame.

The study included 95 participants who ranged in age prior to surgery from 21 to 68 years, with an average BMI (Body Mass Index) of 46. Researchers from New York University (NYU) Medical Center conducted the study from January 2002 through January 2004. Approximately 88% of the patients were taking oral medications to control their diabetes and about 15% were using insulin. On average, the patients had been diagnosed with diabetes about 6 ½ years before surgery.

As routine follow up to the surgery, the patients’ weight was monitored and blood tests were done. During the first year, researchers followed each patient on a monthly basis, and during the second year the follow-ups were every three months.

After that, the follow-ups were annual unless more frequent visits were needed. At the end of the five-year follow-up period the data clearly showed that in about 40% of patients, diabetes was in remission and in about 43% it was improved, which resulted in a combined improvement/remission rate of 83%.

The incidence of diabetes and obesity is on the rise and that has resulted in several studies for effective methods for sustaining weight loss and for diabetes remission. Bariatric Surgery has been shown to be an excellent option for the treatment of morbid obesity as well as a way to improve Type 2 diabetes.

ASMBS is a non-profit organization that works to progressively move forward in the science of gastric banding surgery.

Slimband® is one of the largest and most respected Toronto Weight Loss Surgery and treatment centers in Canada. Slimband® specializes in reversible laparoscopic weight loss surgery with a unique aftercare program that includes nutritional counseling, coaching, and fitness programs and fills adjustments. Clients benefit not only from safe, fast weight loss but also experience increased energy levels and the control or elimination of weight-aggravated conditions like heart disease, high cholesterol, and type 2 DiabetesSlimband® has helped more than 3,000 patients fulfill their dreams of looking and feeling their best.

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New Heights In Drug Abuse Treatment

Cliffside Malibu, a prestigious recovery facility in the Malibu hills, has long been a leading light in the California treatment community. Now, the center is pleased to announce its renewed commitment to helping clients heal in a serene, secluded environment.

Drug abuse treatment is always an arduous process. Those patients who complete it successfully are invariably the ones who feel most secure and supported along the way. The best treatment centers, then, are those whose atmospheres are most suited to personal comfort and peace of mind. And, in the end, there’s simply no substitute for the most exclusive enclave on the California coast.

Those principles, in turn, help to explain the robust success rates enjoyed by Cliffside Malibu’s residents.

With its expert caregivers and posh amenities, Cliffside Malibu is a world-class institution. The drug abuse treatment center has always catered to an elite clientele. Now Cliffside is expanding its mission, with the goal of delivering the planet’s best care in the planet’s best place. At Cliffside Malibu, administrators know that the right surroundings can make all the difference.

“Recovery doesn’t happen in a vacuum,” said Cliffside Malibu Program Director Dr. Georgina Smith. “On the contrary, environment matters in the healing process. That’s why Cliffside Malibu takes such great pride in its secluded private estate. It’s also why our clients so often achieve meaningful and lasting recovery.”

Unfortunately, that place-specific success is precisely what distinguishes Cliffside from its competitors in other parts of the country.

Most rehab facilities really do try to meet the needs of their clients. But every clinic is inherently limited by its geographical location. For all their efforts, treatment centers in Los Angeles or New York simply can’t recreate the unique ambiance of Malibu. As should go without saying, those natural shortcomings often impede the healing process.

For recovery patients and their families, say Cliffside administrators, that sort of stumbling block is unacceptable.

Cliffside Malibu is a luxury alcohol and drug abuse treatment center located in Malibu, California. For further details about Cliffside’s treatment methods, amenities, or other general information about drug abuse treatment, please call 1-800-501-1988 or visit our Web site at www.cliffsidemalibu.com.

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