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F.D.A. Gets Lenient on Eligibility for Use of Band Device

by Savitha C Muppala on  February 17, 2011 at 7:23 PM Obesity News   - G J E 4
It is not necessary for people to be really obese to be eligible for weight loss surgery.

People with a BMI of 30 with an associated health condition are now eligible for the lap-band stomach restricting device.
 F.D.A. Gets Lenient on Eligibility for Use of Band Device
F.D.A. Gets Lenient on Eligibility for Use of Band Device
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The Food and Drug Administration has revised the standard and has decided to allow Allergan's Lap-Band stomach-restricting device on people who may not exactly fit the  criteria of 'obese' individuals.  

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The new rule will make  more than 26 million eligible for the weight-loss surgery.

The FDA has introduced this change so that people with health complications related to over-weight , for instance hypertension or diabetes, can find a way to lose weight with the help of the lap-band device.

Others who are overweight but do not have any associated health issues may not still qualify for weight loss surgery.



Source: Medindia
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Wow! I would avoid disparaging the FDA. The decision on the Lap-Band was based on science. This device has a 20 year track record. It was approved in EU years before being approved in the U.S. I don't need to defend the FDA. Just visit the largest online community at: http://lapbandtalk.com There are hundreds of thousands of members who've successfully undergone the Lap Band surgery. They're people who got their life back because of the lap Band Surgery. There is a lot of dis-information that is just so far from the truth in this comment section and all over the place.
LapBand Monday, March 7, 2011

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