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Lap-band surgery proven to keep the weight off

An Australian study, believed to be the largest in the world, has shown that lap-band surgery is a long term solution to dealing with obesity.

It followed 8,000 people for 20 years and found that on average patients are still 30 kilograms lighter than when they had the procedure.

Study lead author from the Monash Centre for Obesity Research Prof Paul O’Brien tells Mark success depends on patients playing by the rules.

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