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  • People lost 76 lbs in 6 months, 97 lbs in one year following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass


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    Tuesday, August 31, 2010 12:40 pm Email this article
    People lost an average of 76 lbs in six months, 97 lbs in one year following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery according to a new paper from researchers at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. USA. Body Weight

    Body weight: 283 lbs at the start; 204 lbs after 6 months; 185 lbs after one year

    On average, body weight went from 283 lbs at the start, to 204 lbs after six months, and 185 lbs after one year.

     

    BMI

    BMI: 46 at the start; 34 after 6 months; 30 after one year

    Body Mass Index (BMI) dropped from an average of 46.3 at the start, to 33.5 after six months, and 30.4 after one year.

     

    Subjects

    Subjects: 4 men, 25 women

    The study involved 4 men and 25 women with extreme obesity, who, on average, were age of 44-years-old.

    Five were Black, and 24 were White.

    REFERENCE

    Tamboli R, Hossain H, Marks P, Eckhauser A, Rathmacher J, Phillips S, Buchowski M, Chen K, Abumrad N. Body composition and energy metabolism following roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010 Sep, 18(9):1718-24.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Naji N. Abumrad
    Department of Surgery
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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