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OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to examine serum markers of bone turnover at 6 and 18 months after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. PARTICIPANTS Ten women and 10 men [body mass index (BMI), 50.2 +/- 8.4 kg/m(2)] were studied at 6 months; 10 women and nine men (BMI, 47.2 +/- 6.6 kg/m(2)) were studied at 18 months after surgery. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES(More)
Food aromas can be powerful appetitive cues in the natural environment. Although several studies have examined the cerebral responses to food images, none have used naturalistic food aromas to study obesity. Ten individuals (five normal-weight and five obese) were recruited to undergo 24 h of food deprivation. Subjects were then imaged on a 3T Siemens(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the first reported case of a patient with POEMS syndrome (polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy, and skin changes) in conjunction with the endocrinologic manifestation of panhypopituitarism due to a large clinically nonfunctioning pituitary adenoma. METHODS We present the clinical, laboratory, and(More)
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