FDA recognizes safety and efficacy of True Results LAP-BAND device

December 14, 2015

The lowering of BMI requirements for the LAP-BAND procedure has become necessary to combat the U.S. obesity epidemic. For overweight people, the problem is not personal weakness or lack of willpower - often times it's hereditary or diet programs themselves. Fifty years of research shows that dieting fails at providing significant long-term weight-loss. Many times dieters stop one diet program and move onto the next, gaining weight in the process.

In fact, a recent True Results survey found that nearly a quarter of Texans have tried 10 or more diets in their lifetime. The rate of frequent dieting (10+ diets) increased to 37 percent for obese respondents (BMI = 30-40) and 45 percent for morbidly obese respondents (BMI = 40+).

"The LAP-BAND is not a quick fix, it is a tool to help patients achieve the long-term weight loss they have not been able to sustain with other methods," said Jessica Diaz, nutritionist and exercise physiologist for True Results. "The patient must still undergo a complete lifestyle change in order to achieve long-lasting results. That's why True Results provides complete aftercare including nutrition and exercise support throughout the patient's weight loss journey."

The poll also showed that 71 percent of Texans feel the LAP-BAND procedure is the safest medical weight loss procedure as compared to gastric bypass or gastric sleeve. Half of Texans feel LAP-BAND is the most effective weight loss procedure.

Source: True Results