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Dr. Atul Madan Explains The Difficulties of Losing Weight Just by Diet and Exercise
Date:5/12/2013

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) May 12, 2013

Diet and exercise is good and necessary – many health professionals agree on that. There have been many good articles written, such as the April 10, 2013 Fox News report on “How to Keep Weight Off” (foxnews.com/health/2013/04/10/how-to-keep-weight-off/) that have offered tips, advice, and guidance on keeping pounds from creeping up. However, Dr. Madan specialist in bariatric surgery says that many of these helpful guidelines are only helpful to those who don't already have 50 to 100 pounds of extra weight. He points to an October 27, 2011 article by Time magazine, “Why Dieters Can't Keep the Weight Off”, as an indication that extra weight causes extra biological problems with cravings that lead to weight regain. Dr. Madan suggests that it may be a solution to have a LAP-BAND® installed in order to lose weight, with supplementary diet and exercise habits to keep weight regain from happening after weight loss surgery.

First, says Dr. Madan, lap band surgery is certainly not a cure-all – that should never be said to patients. However, many research studies point to the fact that simple diet and exercise alone does not always lead to satisfying weight loss, once the weight has been put on. The Time article mentioned a small Australian study of 50 dieters, who went through an intense 10-week diet program, only to gain back 50% of what they had lost after a two-year period.

What was even more discouraging about the report were those who dropped out – more than 20% of the original 50 participants dropped out before 8 weeks had been completed, which could have been due to the 550 calorie limit or the required 10% weight loss. Dr. Madan says that this is not unhe
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