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Minerva Chir. 2009 Jun;64(3):297-302.

Malnutrition in morbidly obese patients: fact or fiction?

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The Bariatric Institute and Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Weston, FL, USA.


Reports of nutritional deficiencies after Bariatric surgery have lead investigators to inquire about the preoperative nutritional status 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 micronutrient deficiencies in obese patients prior to weight reduction surgery.

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