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Lose Weight Gain Life: New Website to Help People Seeking Information on Obesity Surgery
Date:1/31/2008

With Over 1,500 Google Searches on Gastric Band Surgery Performed Each

Month in UK, This new Online Resource Plugs the 'Information gap'

LONDON, February 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today saw the launch of an innovative new website http://www.loseweightgainlife.co.uk which provides clear information and support to people considering obesity surgery. To coincide with the launch of the website, findings from a new survey reveal widespread confusion over the causes of obesity in the UK with nearly 8 in 10 people (79%) believing obesity is caused purely by 'lifestyle choices', rather than being a serious medical condition, and 50% also associating the condition with 'greediness'.

Furthermore the survey revealed that nearly two thirds (62%) of respondents agreed that obesity was the biggest concern for UK health authorities, however half of these people admitted to having made fun of someone who is overweight. Overall nearly 1 in 5 UK men and women also admitted they have discriminated against an overweight or obese person.

'Lose Weight Gain Life' has been developed following extensive research with patients and physicians and offers clear, concise information to people considering safe and effective surgical procedures for obesity. These include non-surgical treatments such as the BIB(TM) System intragastric balloon, and surgical options such as the LAP-BAND AP(TM) System, and gastric bypass. The website also provides a unique 'clinic locator' which helps people find further information about specialist clinics and surgeons specialised in obesity surgery in their local area.

"It's interesting that people are performing more than 1,500 Google searches per month on gastric banding procedures in the UK alone, which demonstrates a huge desire for information about effective surgical treatments for obesity. However, I have concerns that much of the information relating to obesity s
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