Weight gain and obesity after liver transplantation.

  title={Weight gain and obesity after liver transplantation.},
  author={James Richards and B K Gunson and Jill Johnson and James Neuberger},
  journal={Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation},
  volume={18 4},
Excessive weight gain is common after liver transplantation and frequently leads to obesity. This has been attributed to immunosuppression. The aim of the present study was to assess the extent of weight gain and the risk factors for weight gain after liver transplantation. Height and estimated dry weight were collected prospectively in consecutive adult liver-transplant patients, transplanted between January 1996 and October 2001. A total of 597 patients (45% female, median age of 50 years… CONTINUE READING