Sleeve gastrectomy linked to bone strength, BMD decline among adolescents and young adults

Adolescents and young adults with obesity who undergo sleeve gastrectomy have declines in bone strength and volumetric bone mineral density 1 year after surgery, according to study data.In findings published in The Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, young people with obesity who underwent sleeve gastrectomy lost a mean 34.3 kg of body weight 1 year after surgery compared with no change in weight for those who did not have surgery. The bariatric surgery group also had declines in several bone strength and BMD measures, and those changes were associated with the declines in visceral fat andRead More