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Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition:
doi: 10.1097/MPG.0b013e318283910c
Original Articles: Gastroenterology

Metabolic Effects of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in Obese Adolescents and Young Adults

Sinha, Manasi*; Stanley, Takara L.*; Webb, Jessica*; Scirica, Christina; Corey, Kathleen; Pratt, Janey; Boepple, Paul A.*; Hoppin, Alison; Misra, Madhusmita*

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ABSTRACT: Weight loss surgery is an increasingly common treatment option for obese adolescents, but data are limited regarding the metabolic effects of surgical weight loss procedures. We performed a retrospective review of the electronic medical record to determine metabolic outcomes for 24 adolescents and young adults ages 15 to 22 years undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass from 2009 to 2011 as well as 24 age-, sex-, and BMI-matched controls. During a median follow-up of 6 months after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, fasting glucose, hemoglobin A1c, low-density lipoprotein, triglyceride, and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein decreased significantly. Changes in these measures were not significantly associated with age or extent of weight loss.

© 2013 by European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition and North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology,


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