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.
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Jun 2009|