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Randomized trial of diet and gastroplasty compared with diet alone in morbid obesity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6690963     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We compared the weight-reducing effect of diet and gastroplasty with that of diet alone in a randomized trial in 60 morbidly obese patients followed for two years. Initial median body weight was 120 kg in patients randomly assigned to gastroplasty plus diet and 115 kg in those assigned to diet alone. Maximum weight losses did not differ significantly between the groups (26.1 kg in the gastroplasty group and 22.0 kg in the group treated with diet alone, P greater than 0.05). The risk of a Type II error with a true difference larger than 9.5 kg was less than 5 per cent. However, the group treated with diet alone regained significantly more weight after maximum weight loss had been achieved, so that the gastroplasty group had a more favorable net outcome at two years (P less than 0.05).
T Andersen; O G Backer; K H Stokholm; F Quaade
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New England journal of medicine     Volume:  310     ISSN:  0028-4793     ISO Abbreviation:  N. Engl. J. Med.     Publication Date:  1984 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-02-24     Completed Date:  1984-02-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0255562     Medline TA:  N Engl J Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  352-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Body Weight
Diet, Reducing* / adverse effects
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Obesity / diet therapy,  therapy*
Postoperative Complications
Random Allocation
Stomach / surgery*
Time Factors

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