The link between gastric surgery and fractures

It could be due to a weakened skeletal structure from carrying lighter loads, researchers say

Patients who have had gastric bypass surgery have a greater risk of fracture and also experience more falls than people who have not had the operation, a study shows.

Swedish researchers looked at the records of almost 39,000 patients who underwent gastric bypass operations, of whom 7758 had diabetes and 31,213 did not.