Toronto, ON (PRWEB) May 22, 2009
In what could be the largest study of its kind in Canada, Slimband™ today announced the results of its Weight Loss Benefits survey for bariatric surgery patients.
The survey was completed by 386 post-operative Slimband patients from across Canada. The participants were aged between 21 years and 68 years old, and 88% of the participants were female. Almost three quarters of participants were part way through their weight loss journey, with the remainder either having only recently received surgery, or having reached their goal weight.
The impact of weight loss on self esteem was one of the main themes to emerge from the survey. A remarkable 70% of all participants reported that self esteem and self belief had increased with weight loss. One participant reported, 'I have more confidence and make decisions more easily. I don't question myself and just live in the moment more'.
Lifestyle changes, such as increased energy levels and an improved sex life were reported by 60% and one third of all participants respectively. Such lifestyle changes came as a surprise to some participants, with one patient noting that the most unexpected weight loss benefit was "having so much energy, so quickly!"
A reduction in weight associated health issues was common among many participants, with 58% reporting a decrease in general aches and pains. Participants also reported a reduction in problems such as heart burn, joint swelling, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. When asked to name the most rewarding benefit of surgery, participants indicated that it was the knowledge that weight loss was having a positive impact upon life expectancy and overall health that mattered most.
Slimband™ is one of the largest and most respected weight loss surgery and treatment centers in Canada. Slimband™ specializes in reversible laparoscopic weight loss surgery with a unique aftercare program that includes nutritional counseling, coaching, fitness programs and fill adjustments. Clients benefit not only from safe, fast weight loss but also experience increased energy levels and the control or elimination of weight-aggravated conditions like heart disease, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes. Slimband™ has helped more than 2,000 patients fulfill their dreams of looking and feeling their best.