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Sleeve gastroplasty achieves greater weight loss compared with diet therapy

Key clinical point: Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty achieves greater weight loss compared with diet and lifestyle therapy program.

Major finding: At 12 months, sleeve gastroplasty was associated with a mean of 20.6% percentage body weight loss compared with 14.3% for a weight loss therapy program.

Study details: Retrospective case-matched study of 386 patients.

Disclosures: No funding was declared. Three authors declared consultancies, advisory board positions, and personal fees from medical device companies including those in the endoscopy space. No other conflicts of interest were declared.

Citation:

Cheskin L et al. Gastrointest Endosc 2019 Sep 27. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2019.09.029.