Prophylactic iron supplementation after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a prospective, double-blind, randomized study.


OBJECTIVE To determine whether prophylactic oral iron supplements (320 mg twice daily) would protect women from iron deficiency and anemia after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. DESIGN Prospective, double-blind, randomized study in which 29 patients received oral iron and 27 patients received a placebo beginning 1 month after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. SETTING… (More)


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