Bone mass decreases in morbidly obese women after long limb-biliopancreatic diversion and marked weight loss without secondary hyperparathyroidism. A physiological adaptation to weight loss?

@article{Tsiftsis2009BoneMD,
  title={Bone mass decreases in morbidly obese women after long limb-biliopancreatic diversion and marked weight loss without secondary hyperparathyroidism. A physiological adaptation to weight loss?},
  author={Dimitris Tsiftsis and Panagiotis Mylonas and Nancy Mead and Fotis E Kalfarentzos and Theodore Alexandrides},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 11},
  pages={
          1497-503
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of marked weight loss after long limb-biliopancreatic diversion (BPD-LL) on bone mass and serum calcium, 25-OH-vitamin D, and PTH levels in relation to calcium supplementation. BACKGROUND DATA BPD is the most effective type of bariatric surgery, but it is followed by bone mass loss, mainly attributed to calcium and vitamin D malabsorption leading to secondary hyperparathyroidism. METHODS Two groups, each consisting of 26 healthy, morbidly obese… CONTINUE READING

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