Endodiabesity

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Vitamin D Deficiency In The Obese Patient Awaiting Bariatric Surgery

Posted by Angela Paisley on 12 July, 2009

 Vitamin D insufficiency prior to bariatric surgery: risk factors and a pilot treatment study

In a population where severe obesity is becoming increasingly prevalent, bariatric surgery is being employed more often.  This study assessed the vitamin D status of such patients and looked at other influential factors as well as evaluating the efficacy of 2 preoperative vitamin D repletion regimens.

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One Response to “Vitamin D Deficiency In The Obese Patient Awaiting Bariatric Surgery”

  1. Akheel Syed said

    Vitamin D status is increasingly being implicated in the pathogenesis of simple obesity. A recent article in Medical Hypotheses suggests that vitamin D deficiency can account for the secular trends in the prevalence of obesity and for individual differences in its onset and severity [1].

    Reference
    [1] Vitamin D deficiency is the cause of common obesity. Foss YJ. Med Hypotheses 2009;72:314-21

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