High anemia risk persists decades after bariatric surgery

High anemia risk persists decades after bariatric surgery

Adults with obesity who undergo gastric bypass are five times more likely to develop anemia compared with those receiving nonsurgical obesity care, highlighting the importance of long-term adherence to nutritional supplementation.In an analysis of participants in the long-term Swedish Obese Subjects study, researchers also found that gastric banding and vertical-banded gastroplasty were each associated with a three times increased risk for anemia during 20 years of follow-up, noting that studies of anemia after bariatric surgery with a follow-up period of more than 5 years are rare.“AlthoughRead More

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