Mineral metabolism in obese patients following vertical banded gastroplasty.

  title={Mineral metabolism in obese patients following vertical banded gastroplasty.},
  author={Jos{\'e} M Olmos and Luis Alberto V{\'a}zquez and Jos{\'e} Antonio Amado and Jos{\'e} Luis Mart{\'i}nez Hern{\'a}ndez and Jes{\'u}s Gonz{\'a}lez Mac{\'i}as},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  volume={18 2},
BACKGROUND Bone disease has been described in patients after surgical treatment for obesity, but few studies have dealt with the impact of vertical banded gastroplasty on mineral metabolism. We have examined bone mineral metabolism in morbidly obese patients before and after 3 months after vertical banded gastroplasty without vitamin D supplementation. METHODS Sixteen morbidly obese patients (14 women, 2 men) with a mean (+/-SD) age of 38 +/- 9 years and a body mass index (BMI) of 47.1 +/- 8… CONTINUE READING