Body composition changes following laparoscopic gastric banding for morbid obesity

Boyd J G Strauss, Sharon J Marks, Janet P Growcott, Dan B Stroud, C S Lo, John B Dixon, Paul E O'Brien

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Most reports of outcome following obesity surgery report weight and co-morbidity changes only. We studied body composition changes in 17 adult patients (15 F, 2 M, age 43+/-2 years, range 28-58 years), with morbid obesity (initial BMI 40.4+/-4.9 kg/m(2), range 34.7-48.8) who were managed surgically by laparoscopically inserting an adjustable gastric band. Body composition was studied before and after surgery (mean interval of 909+/-51 days, range 441-1155 days) using anthropometry (abdominal circumference, AC, sum of four skinfold thicknesses, SFSUM), whole-body potassium counting (TBK), in vivo neutron activation analysis total body nitrogen (TBProtein) and whole-body dual-energy ray absorptiometry (total body percent fat TBF , and total body bone mineral density TBBMD). Weight loss over the study period was 23.4+/-2.5 kg. ( p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266 - 269
Number of pages4
JournalActa Diabetologica
Issue numberSuppl 1
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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