Mechanisms of weight loss after surgery for clinically severe obesity.

@article{Flancbaum1999MechanismsOW,
  title={Mechanisms of weight loss after surgery for clinically severe obesity.},
  author={Louis J Flancbaum},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={9 6},
  pages={516-23}
}
Surgical treatment of clinically severe obesity is becoming more established within the medical and lay communities, with a variety of procedures currently being performed. Little has been published concerning and comparing the metabolic effects produced by these procedures and the mechanisms by which they produce weight loss. This article reviews the physiology of weight loss induced by semi-starvation and other proposed mechanisms of surgically induced weight loss.