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Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2016 Oct-Dec;64(4):419-33. doi: 10.1080/00207144.2016.1209037.

Pilot Investigation of a Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy Intervention.

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a Hull York Medical School/HONEI , University of Hull , Hull , UK.
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b Hull York Medical School/HONEI , University of Hull and Hull Royal Infirmary , Hull , UK.
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c Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar , Qatar Foundation , Education City , Doha , Qatar.

Abstract

This 24-week-long pilot investigation of 30 men and women with a BMI > 27 kg/m(2) aimed to determine whether virtual gastric band (VGB) hypnotherapy has an effect on weight loss in overweight adults, compared to relaxation hypnotherapy and a self-directed diet. Levels of weight loss and gain ranged from -17 kg to +4.7 kg in the VGB hypnotherapy group and -9.3 kg to +7.8 kg in the relaxation group. There was no significant difference between VGB hypnotherapy as a main effect on weight loss, (X(2) = 0.67, p = .41, df = 1) and there was no evidence of differential weight loss over time, (X(2) = 4.2, p = .64, df = 6). Therefore, the authors conclude that there was no significant difference between VGB hypnotherapy and the relaxation hypnotherapy.

PMID:
27585726
DOI:
10.1080/00207144.2016.1209037
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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