Comparability of weight loss reporting after gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy using BOLD data 2008-2011.

@article{Sczepaniak2015ComparabilityOW,
  title={Comparability of weight loss reporting after gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy using BOLD data 2008-2011.},
  author={John P. Sczepaniak and Milton L. Owens and Heena Shukla and John Perlegos and William Garner},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={788-95}
}
BACKGROUND Weight loss after bariatric surgery is commonly reported as either a percentage of initial body weight (%IBW) or 100% minus %IBW which is a percentage of total weight loss (%TWL). These are basically equivalent expressions. Weight loss is also reported as %EWL or as a percentage of excess body mass index loss (%EBMIL). These last two expressions incorporate the concepts of ideal body weight and BMI = 25 as reference points. More straightforward but less commonly used is absolute… CONTINUE READING

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