Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 11, 2011
1-800-GET-THIN is a proud supporter of the 4th Annual Watt’s Men’s Health Fair, held on June 25, 2011, at the Watts Health Center. This fair provides participants with the opportunity to receive free health screening for diabetes, blood pressure, vision, prostate, dental, cholesterol, lung function, HIV and STD testing. This fair is helping to raise awareness for the importance of health screenings and encourages the community to live healthy and be active, and 1-800-GET-THIN is now proudly supporting this annual health fair.
1-800-GET-THIN has helped thousands start their weight loss journey. LAP BAND Adjustable Gastric Banding system, which is manufactured by Allergan, Inc., and approved by FDA for obese patients meeting certain criteria, has been proven to help reduce many obesity related comorbid health conditions.
LAP-BAND system has been proven to help achieve weight loss in a steady and consistent manner, and compared to non-surgical treatments, helps patients keep the weight off for a longer period of time. It has also been proven to be safer than gastric bypass surgery, but as effective.
LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding system is approved by FDA for those with a BMI of over 30 and who suffer from one or more comorbid health conditions related to obesity. The simple, yet revolutionary technology behind LAPBAND safely reduces the amount of food that can be consumed at one time. This helps patients to gradually lose weight and keep it off, so they can live a healthier life for themselves and their family. LAP-BAND system has been proven to result in significant reduction in weight and body mass while patients maintain their weight loss over time.
LAP-BAND® procedure involves no cutting or stapling of the stomach and is up to 10 times safer than more extensive weight loss surgeries, including gastric bypass and gastric sleeve procedures. LAP-BAND offers fewer risks compared to these surgeries and a generally faster recovery time.
For more information about other causes supported by 1-800-GET-THINSM, visit http://www.1800getthin.com.