NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES ASSOCIATED TO BARIATRIC SURGERY

  • Cornelia Zetu
  • Rubin Munteanu
  • Raluca Parasca
  • Constantin Ionescu-Tîrgovişte
Keywords: bariatric surgery, nutritional deficiencies, weight loss

Abstract

Obesity is an epidemic disease, increasingly addressed through surgical options for weight loss. Benefits of these surgical procedures, such as weight loss and improvement of obesity-related co-morbidities, are well established. However, postoperative complications do occur. Deficiencies in micronutrients, which include water and fat-soluble vitamins and minerals, are common after bariatric surgery. Recognition of the clinical signs and symptoms of micronutrient deficiencies is important to minimize long-term adverse effects.

Published
2013-06-15
How to Cite
Zetu, Cornelia, Rubin Munteanu, Raluca Parasca, and Constantin Ionescu-Tîrgovişte. 2013. “NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES ASSOCIATED TO BARIATRIC SURGERY”. Romanian Journal of Diabetes Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases 20 (2), 157-64. http://rjdnmd.org/index.php/RJDNMD/article/view/235.
Section
Review Articles