Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, September 11th, 2006
"The 6-minute walk test (6mWT) is a simple index of functional capacity in healthy people, and it has been used to estimate exercise capacity in obese subjects. The aim of this study was to determine whether weight reduction induced by laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) improves the functional capacity in the severely obese on the 6mWT," scientists in Italy report.
M. Maniscalco and colleagues working with the Hospital S. Maria della Pieta Casoria described, "A prospective 1-year study was carried out at the Hospital Casoria, Naples, involving 15...
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