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There are many reasons a person can become obese. While the exact causes are still unknown, many factors, including genetic, environmental, and metabolic disorders, may contribute. Whether you have 30 or 100 pounds to lose, the important thing is: how you got here doesnt really matter — its what you do next that counts.
For thousands of people, LAP-BAND® is the tool that helps them take charge of their eight and their health.
At times, it may seem the whole world has an opinion about your weight. Opinions aside, you probably already know: being obese isnt good for you. And you know better than anyone how excessive weight affects your life — how you look, how you feel, and the things you can or cant do. What you might not realize is that obesity can also affect how long you live. Carrying excess weight increases your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other life-threatening medical conditions.3 But it doesnt have to — in fact, studies show significant weight loss may improve, or even resolve, these conditions.4
And the sooner you start taking control of your weight, the sooner you can take control of your health.5-
Youve probably tried to lose weight before, but gained it all back — only to try again. It can truly feel like a never-ending cycle. You should know: youre not alone. Studies have shown that while people on traditional diet and exercise weight loss programs can lose weight, as much as 2/3 of that weight is regained within one year — and almost all of it within five years.9 The LAP-BAND® System can help you take it off — and keep it off.
Since every surgery comes with risk, its smart to know as much as you can about your options — particularly concerning safety. When it comes to the LAP-BAND® System, several studies show that adjustable gastric banding is one of the safer weight loss surgery options currently available in the United States.13 And the LAP-BAND® System is the only FDA-approved gastric banding system for people who are at least 30 pounds overweight, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) BMI of at least 30 kg/m2 and one or more obesity related comorbid conditions.