Monday, November 19, 2007

What is a Body Mass Index?

Read carefully below. One day, you and I may need to know about this.

Body mass index (BMI) or Quetelet Index is a statistical measure of the weight of a person scaled according to height. It was invented between 1830 and 1850 by the Belgian polymath Adolphe Quetelet.

There are thousands of obese people in all over the world who might have tried several diet supplements and rigorous exercises to shed their weight. And, an equal number of over weight people, who just don’t take any further action to reduce their weight because, they just don’t mind being called ‘fatso’.

Here is a permanent solution for the first category offered by Journey Lite, a network of specialized surgical facilities, highly skilled and experienced bariatric surgeons and a team of healthcare professionals dedicated to providing the safest and least invasive surgical weight-loss solution and the most comprehensive support programs available today.

Those with the BMI of 40 or greater - or between 35 – 40, opt for lapband surgery, a procedure where the size of their stomach is reduced with the help of an adjustable gastric band resulting in less in take of food without depriving the appetite.

The advantages of lapband are many when compared other types of weight loss surgical methods. It is less invasive and adjustable and also fully reversible. The recovery period is just a matter of hours.

Journey Lite specializes in Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding that is also known as lapband surgery.

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