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British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2231-0614,Vol.: 8, Issue.: 2

Review Article

The Effect of Bariatric Surgery on Bone Health


John Moir1*, Iain Mc Callum1 and Keith Seymour1

1Department of Upper GI Surgery, North Tyneside General Hospital, Rake Lane, North Shields NE29 8NH, United Kingdom.

Article Information
(1) Kate S. Collison, Department of Cell Biology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Saudi Arabia.
(1) Deepak Kadeli, Shri B.M Patil Medical College Hospital and Research Center, Bijapur, India.
(2) Anonymous, USA.
(3) Anonymous, USA.
Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/8889


The prevalence of obesity, with its associated co-morbidities, is on the rise, and bariatric surgery is proving to be an effective means of allowing sustained weight loss as compared to alternative strategies. Follow up data is starting to accumulate showing evidence of the impact on bone metabolism, with associated clinical implications, including pathological fracture at a relatively young age. Furthermore this effect is seen to be different with regards to what type of procedure is performed. This review provides a summary on this topic, including an overview of the background science of bone metabolism and relates this to the nutritional sequelae of bariatric surgery. Follow up data on each procedure is reviewed, and recommended management and monitoring strategies discussed.

Keywords :

Obesity; bariatric surgery; bone health; metabolic bone disease.

Full Article - PDF    Page 110-122

DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2015/16903

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