Turns out Weight Loss Surgery is Dangerous…who knew?

I know I’m a little blog crazy right now, but I keep finding these intersting things that I know I need to be sharing. So, I stumbled upon this article that I thought that everyone should read. It really hit home for me because I have a very close friend of mine is considering weight loss surgery much to my dismay.

You can read the article in its entirety here: http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/ENDO/14670

But here are a few major points:

  • Bariatric surgery doubled the risk of fracture in a study
  • Hands and feet bore the brunt of the fracture risk, occurring at rates three to four times greater than would have been predicted
  • Although aggressive calcium and vitamin D supplementation after surgery may well help, it may still be insufficient to prevent the increased risk of fracture
  • The findings came from long-term follow-up of about 97 patients — mean age 44, 86 women — who had bariatric surgery from 1985 to 2004. Gastric bypass accounted for 90% of the surgical procedures, and the rest of the patients had either vertical banded gastroplasty or biliopancreatic diversion. Follow-up averaged seven years.

This just proves that yet again the medical community is not considering the risks of “obesity treatments” and in trying to eliminate what they view as a “problem” all they are doing is creating more problems.

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