Bariatric surgery could cause bone loss

The findings, presented today at the Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society annual scientific meeting in Sydney, reveals that the more radical the procedure, the greater the bone loss long-term.

Study lead, Dr Malgorzata Brzozowska, clinical endocrinologist at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, says that skeletal examination and treatment should be considered part of patient care, before and after procedures. 

Dr Brzozowska and colleagues compared bone mineral density scores over two years in 56 patients who had been on a low calorie diet and were