Malnutrition in morbidly obese patients: Fact or fiction?

O. Kaidar-Person, R. J. Rosenthal

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Reports of nutritional deficiencies after Bariatric surgery have lead investigators to inquire about the preoperative nutritional sta-tus of morbidly obese patients. Interestingly, numerous reports demonstrated a pattern of low levels of various micronutrients among overweight and obese patients, even in comparison with normal weight population. In this article we reviewed the literature for micro-nutrient deficiencies in obese patients prior to weight reduction surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-302
Number of pages6
JournalMinerva Chirurgica
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Malnutrition
  • Micronutrients
  • Minerals
  • Obesity
  • Vitamins


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