Thiamin and vitamin B6 intakes and erythrocyte transketolase and aminotransferase activities in morbidly obese females before and after gastroplasty.

@article{Turkki1992ThiaminAV,
  title={Thiamin and vitamin B6 intakes and erythrocyte transketolase and aminotransferase activities in morbidly obese females before and after gastroplasty.},
  author={P R Turkki and L Ingerman and Lauren Alfred Schroeder and Raphael S. K. Chung and Ming-Zhe Chen and M A Russo-Mcgraw and John Dearlove},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Nutrition},
  year={1992},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={272-82}
}
To assess the need for postoperative vitamin supplements, intakes and nutritional status of thiamin (B1) and vitamin B6 were studied in 18 female gastroplasty patients who received a placebo or different levels of supplemental vitamins. Postoperative erythrocyte transketolase basal (BA) and thiamin pyrophosphate-stimulated (SA) activities and activity coefficients (AC) correlated significantly with B1 intake. Despite a decrease in apotransketolase, low thiamin intakes were associated with… CONTINUE READING