Physical function improvements after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.

@article{Miller2009PhysicalFI,
  title={Physical function improvements after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.},
  author={Gary D. Miller and Barbara J Nicklas and Tongjian You and Adolfo Zachariah Fernandez},
  journal={Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={5 5},
  pages={530-7}
}
BACKGROUND Obesity is a risk factor for impaired physical function and disability, with the degree of impairment most compromised in extreme obesity. Mild-to-moderate weight loss has been shown to improve function in older adults. The impact of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery on weight loss and physical function in morbidly obese individuals was assessed. METHODS This longitudinal, observational study followed up 28 morbidly obese men and women (body mass index > or = 40.0 kg/m… CONTINUE READING