Changes in body composition with weight loss: obese subjects randomized to surgical and medical programs.

@article{Dixon2007ChangesIB,
  title={Changes in body composition with weight loss: obese subjects randomized to surgical and medical programs.},
  author={J Brandon Dixon and Boyd J G Strauss and Cheryl P. Laurie and Paul E O'Brien},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2007},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={1187-98}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess changes in body composition with weight loss in obese subjects randomized to a laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgical program or a medical program using a very-low-energy diet and orlistat. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES Using body composition measurements by DXA, neutron activation for total body nitrogen, and whole body gamma counting for total body potassium, we studied changes in fat mass, fat distribution, fat-free mass, total bone mineral content, total body… CONTINUE READING
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