Gastric bypass is not associated with protein malnutrition in morbidly obese patients.

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BACKGROUND Patients undergoing bariatric surgery with a gastric bypass lose about 66% of excess weight. Although this procedure induces weight loss, it is unknown whether it leads to protein malnutrition, which is studied here. METHODS One hundred ten obese patients (body mass index, 47.9 +/- 8.6 kg/m(2)) undergoing gastric bypass had a measurement of… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11695-008-9627-3

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