Very low calorie diet weight loss equal to lap band weight loss?
A total of 120 obese patients (body mass index ≥ 35 kg/m2) Rx very low calorie diet (LighterLife®, n = 14) for a period of nine months.
At nine months, a significant weight loss was maintained for very low calorie diet patients (weight loss −32Kg 70lbs)
Starting weight was 129 Kg,
Estimated Xs Body Weight = 60Kg
Very low calorie diet Weight loss 9 months = 32 Kg
Very low calorie diet Excess Body Weight Loss = ~53%
LAP BAND Excess Weight Loss (EWL) was 47%