Gastric Bypass and Copper Deficiency: A Possible Overlooked Consequence

  title={Gastric Bypass and Copper Deficiency: A Possible Overlooked Consequence},
  author={D. Medeiros},
  journal={Obesity Surgery},
  • D. Medeiros
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Obesity Surgery
  • Dear Editor, The article “Copper and zinc serum levels after derivative bariatric surgery: differences between Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and biliopancreatic diversion” [1] is the most recent of a number of articles written on this subject in the last few years. In essence, a growing body of case studies point to the fact that bariatric surgery in particular has negative impacts upon copper status which we assume is due to decreased copper deficiency [2–10]. A reported symptom of this condition… CONTINUE READING
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