Ethnic Differences in Weight Loss and Diabetes Remission After Bariatric Surgery

  title={Ethnic Differences in Weight Loss and Diabetes Remission After Bariatric Surgery},
  author={Wanda M. Admiraal and Funda Çelik and V. Gerdes and Ramsey M. Dallal and Joost B. L. Hoekstra and Frits Holleman},
  booktitle={Diabetes care},
OBJECTIVE It has been postulated that the effectiveness of bariatric surgery varies between ethnic groups. However, data regarding this topic are inconclusive, as most studies included few patients from minority groups. We conducted a meta-analysis to determine the difference in percentage of excess weight loss (%EWL) 1-2 years after bariatric surgery in people of African and Caucasian descent. We also studied differences in diabetes mellitus (DM) remission. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We… CONTINUE READING
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Ethnic differences in weight loss and diabetes remission after bariatric surgery : a meta - analysis

  • WM Admiraal, RM Dallal, F Celik, JB Hoekstra, VE Gerdes, F Holleman
  • Diabetes Care
  • 2012

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