Warning over new weight-loss surgery: It is causing patients to lose MUSCLE as well as fat
Left gastric artery embolization is being explored as an alternative to the invasive gastric bypass but has an unexpected side-effect, warn researchers from the Mayo Clinic.
ConclusionsWe were able to develop an interactive estimation application to provide a population-based guidance for potential outcomes of LRYGB. This might be useful not only for health professionals but also for patients interested in learning potential outcomes in specific circumstances.
ConclusionA RYGB with 120 cm BPL does not achieve greater weight loss or remission of comorbidities than a RYGB with 70 cm BPL but is associated with greater deficiencies of vitamin B12, vitamin A, and folic acid.Trial RegistrationClinicalTrials.gov Identifier NCT03607305.https://clinicaltrials.gov/.
Conclusions: Reduction of body weight after RYGB surgery is associated with significantly improved cardiorespiratory function 6 months after surgery, especially in patients who lost more than 18% of their initial body weight. In addition, substantial decreases in body weight were also associated with a reduction of cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes, smoking, hypertriglyceridemia, and sedentary lifestyle.Obes Facts 2019;12:281 –290
FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 -- Adolescents and adults who undergo gastric bypass surgery have similar weight loss at five years after surgery, according to a study published online May 16 in the New England Journal of Medicine to coincide with the...
ConclusionsLSG was found non-inferior to LRYGB with respect to weight loss and was associated with lower risk of major complications during a 3-year follow-up. But GERD increased in LSG group and decreased in LRYGB group.
ConclusionsCalories intake decreases after bariatric surgery, whatever the type of procedure. In addition, the prevalence of vitamin deficiency is high after bariatric surgery. Lastly, oral hydration is importantly decreased after bariatric surgery, especially after RYGBP.
Gastric bypass surgery works as well in adolescents as it does in adults, researchers report. But the procedure requires a major commitment.
The decision on whether to recommend bariatric surgery for adolescents with severe obesity or postpone it to adulthood needs to be made after careful consideration of harms vs benefits, says an expert.Medscape Medical News
NIH-funded study followed teens, adults with long-term obesity five years after gastric bypass.
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