Weight Loss Due to Bariatric Surgery Harms Bone Density
I’m a total chicken myself. I don’t think I could ever go for surgery as a weight loss solution. I have issues getting a tooth pulled.
By Jill Stein
WASHINGTON, DC — June 12, 2006 — Weight loss as a result of bariatric surgery may be detrimental to bone health, according to research presented here at the 66th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
Robert Considine, PhD, PhD, assistant professor, endocrinology division, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, and associates examined the effect of weight loss on serum markers of bone turnover in 10 premenopausal women and 10 middle-aged men before and 6 months after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.