Clin Nutr 2021 Apr 20;40(5):2602-2608. Epub 2021 Apr 20.
Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Science, Danderyd Hospital & Department of Surgery, Ersta Hospital, 116 91 Stockholm, Sweden. Electronic address:
Background & Aims: Owing to the "obesity-pandemic", an increasing number of individuals are in need of treatment for obesity and obesity-related disorders. For patients with severe disease, results with conventional treatment modalities such as diet regimens, physical activity, and pharmacologic agents most often lack satisfactory efficacy and/or sustainability. In contrast, bariatric surgery has been demonstrated to be associated with marked, long-term weight loss as well as resolution or improvement of co-morbid disease, in particular metabolic aberrations such as insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Read More