Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, July 17th, 2006
"Bariatric surgery has become the method of choice for weight loss in severely obese patients. While the incidence of obesity and its comorbidities have been well-documented, less is known about the outcomes of the surgery as it relates to body composition and metabolic changes. [Nineteen] bariatric surgery patients (14 female, 5 male) were assessed for basal metabolic rate (BMR), percent fat, fat mass, and lean body mass (LBM) just prior to surgery and at 1, 3, and...
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