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Gastric band wearers have nutrient deficiencies too

Gastric Band Wearers Have Nutrient Deficiencies Too Between 2010-2013 around 26% of bariatric patients had gastric bands fitted (NSBR, 2015). With the updated NICE Guidelines (November 2014), recommending that in order to tackle the Type 2 diabetes epidemic the NHS should offer bariatric surgery to thousands more people each year,...

Gastric bands… putting the squeeze on obesity?

It's predicted that 41% of adults and a scary 24% of children will be obese by 2015. An increasingly popular solution to obesity is to have a gastric band but research now shows banding poses a real risk of nutrient deficiencies....