A short-duration restrictive diet reduces visceral adiposity in the morbidly obese surgical patient.


BACKGROUND This study aims to determine if visceral obesity can be reduced after a brief preoperative diet in obese patients. METHODS Forty morbidly obese patients were placed on a 1,000 kCal per day diet for 14 days before bariatric surgery. Patients had weight measurements and an abdominal ultrasound performed on days 1 and 14. The ultrasound measured… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.01.040


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