The effect of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass on zinc nutritional status.

@article{Pires2007TheEO,
  title={The effect of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass on zinc nutritional status.},
  author={Liliane Viana Pires and Luana Mota Martins and B Geloneze and Marcos Ant{\^o}nio Tambascia and Sem{\'i}ramis Jamil Hadad do Monte and Nadir do Nascimento Nogueira and Gustavo Santos de Sousa and Dilina do Nascimento Marreiro},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={
          617-21
        }
}
BACKGROUND Researchers have found that zinc nutritional status in obese and diabetic subjects is altered: low zinc concentrations in plasma and erythrocytes, with high urinary zinc excretion, were observed. This study evaluated the effect of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) on plasma, erythrocyte and urinary zinc concentration. METHODS 22 morbidly obese patients were studied before and 6 months after RYGBP. Fasting blood sample and 24-hour urine were collected in the pre- and postoperative… CONTINUE READING
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