Decreased serum betaine concentrations in patients after bariatric surgery.

Abstract

Bariatric surgery significantly reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases but has no effects on hyperhomocysteinemia, the risk factor for atherogenesis. We hypothesize that the decrease in serum betaine (involved in homocysteine metabolism) concentrations, after bariatric surgery, impairs conversion of homocysteine to methionine, leading to… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11695-011-0451-9

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