Noninvasive evaluation of abdominal fat and liver changes following progressive weight loss in severely obese patients treated with laparoscopic gastric bypass.

@article{Genio2009NoninvasiveEO,
  title={Noninvasive evaluation of abdominal fat and liver changes following progressive weight loss in severely obese patients treated with laparoscopic gastric bypass.},
  author={Federica del Genio and Gianmattia del Genio and Ilario de Sio and M Marra and Lucia Alfonsi and Carmine Finelli and Franco Contaldo and Fabrizio Pasanisi},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 12},
  pages={1664-71}
}
BACKGROUND Obesity is a chronic complex disease, consequence of an unbalance between energy intake and expenditure and of the interaction between predisposing genotype and facilitating environmental factors. The aim of the study was to evaluate body composition, abdominal fat, and metabolic changes in a group of severely obese patients before and after laparoscopic gastric bypass (LGBP) at standardized (10% and 25%) total weight loss. METHODS Twenty-eight patients (14 M, 14 F; age 41.71 +/- 6… CONTINUE READING