Ching-Mei Lin

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HYPOTHESIS Individuals with the metabolic syndrome (MS), a clustering of risk factors (high levels of triglycerides and serum glucose, low level of high-density-lipoprotein cholesterol, high blood pressure, abdominal obesity) defined by the Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program Expert Panel of Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty (LVBG) is a safe and effective treatment for morbid obesity. Previous studies disclosed a significant improvement in the health-related quality of life after substantial weight loss following VBG. Data regarding the specific gastrointestinal quality of life following LVBG is lacking. MATERIALS AND(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The inverse relation between life expectancy and obesity is in large part due to multiple metabolic and cardiovascular comorbidities. Metabolic syndrome (MS) is defined as a cluster of these comorbidities. The prevalence of MS in obesity is not clear. This investigation assessed the prevalence and inter-relationships of MS with(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic surgery had increased the interest and growth of bariatric surgery. Whether central obesity has any adverse effect in laparoscopic bariatric surgery is not clear. METHODS 612 morbidly obese patients received laparoscopic bariatric surgery,in a prospectively controlled clinical trial of the outcome of the bariatric surgery. For(More)
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