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Bone loss remains elevated 5 years after RYGB vs. sleeve gastrectomy

Bone loss remains elevated 5 years after RYGB vs. sleeve gastrectomy
November 21, 2017

Adults with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes and obesity treated with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery vs. sleeve gastrectomy or intensive medical therapy had elevated bone turnover markers 5 years later, study data show.

Sangeeta Kashyap, MD, of the department of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at Cleveland Clinic, and colleagues evaluated data from the STAMPEDE trial on 95 adults (mean age, 48.5 years) with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes and obesity (mean BMI, 36.5 kg/m2) randomly assigned to intensive medical therapy (n = 25), Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB; n = 37) or sleeve gastrectomy (n = 33) to determine the 5-year outcomes on bone turnover.

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