Exercise reduces bone loss after gastric surgery

It's an effective and potentially non-expensive therapeutic tool, says study author

Exercise training can attenuate the bone loss that commonly follows gastric bypass surgery, according to results from a randomised controlled trial.

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Researchers investigated the effects of an exercise training program on bone mass, microarchitecture and bone metabolism in women with severe obesity.

In their study, 35 women were assigned to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass without a formal exercise program and 35 women were assigned to the surgery plus exercise training.

The exercise program lasted for six months and involved one-on-one

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