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Together with researchers and healthcare professionals worldwide, we continuously develop and improve our products using high levels of scientific research. On this page, you can find all publications tone in collaboration with FitForMe.

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Revisional procedures after Sleeve Gastrectomy

2020-03-23T07:26:15+00:00

For a long time, professionals have stated that a Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG) procedure has minimal impact on the nutrient status. However, studies have found that deficiencies are as common in SG patients as in Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass patients. To prevent vitamin and mineral deficiencies after an SG, lifelong supplementation is recommended. In 2009, FitForMe developed a specialized multivitamin supplement specifically for SG patients, based on scientific research: The first version of WLS Optimum.

Revisional procedures after Sleeve Gastrectomy2020-03-23T07:26:15+00:00

Deficiencies after Sleeve Gastrectomy

2020-01-06T12:30:47+00:00

For a long time, professionals have stated that a Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG) procedure has minimal impact on the nutrient status. However, studies have found that deficiencies are as common in SG patients as in Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass patients. To prevent vitamin and mineral deficiencies after an SG, lifelong supplementation is recommended. In 2009, FitForMe developed a specialized multivitamin supplement specifically for SG patients, based on scientific research: The first version of WLS Optimum.

Deficiencies after Sleeve Gastrectomy2020-01-06T12:30:47+00:00

Sleeve Gastrectomy patients benefit from specialized multivitamins

2020-01-06T12:31:15+00:00

To prevent vitamin and mineral deficiencies after a Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG), lifelong supplementation is recommended. However, standard multivitamin supplements (sMVS) are proven to be ineffective in the prevention of nutritional deficiencies. Therefore, FitForMe developed WLS Optimum, specifically for SG patients. In a retrospective analysis including 970 SG patients, the effectiveness of WLS Optimum on deficiencies was compared to a standard multivitamin for a period of five years.

Sleeve Gastrectomy patients benefit from specialized multivitamins2020-01-06T12:31:15+00:00

Iron deficiency prevention after RYGB

2020-01-06T08:06:48+00:00

The choice of approach to prevent iron deficiency after RYGB Iron deficiency is very common after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB). Despite the standard prescription of iron supplements post-RYGB, the optimal approach to prevent iron deficiency, or the differences in absorption rate between various supplements, have not yet been evaluated. Iron absorption: tablet versus solution To assess the differences in iron absorption between a full tablet form and a solution form, twenty-four female patients were included. 1 week before and 1 month after RYGB, twelve patients received a single dose of 600 mg ferrous fumarate in [...]

Iron deficiency prevention after RYGB2020-01-06T08:06:48+00:00

The efficacy of vitamin B12 supplementation methods

2020-01-06T08:11:38+00:00

Vitamin B12 deficiencies are very common among obese and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) patients. Conventional treatment includes regular intramuscular vitamin B12 injections. The objective in this study was to investigate whether oral supplementation increases and normalizes low vitamin B12 concentrations in RYGB patients as compared to intramuscular injections.

The efficacy of vitamin B12 supplementation methods2020-01-06T08:11:38+00:00

Long-term effect of WLS Forte for RYGB patients

2020-01-06T12:33:15+00:00

After a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB), patients are advised to take lifelong food supplements to reduce the risk of developing deficiencies. To adjust to the specific needs of RYGB patients, a specialized bariatric multivitamin supplement (WLS Forte) was developed in 2010. A previous study has shown the efficacy of WLS Forte on the nutritional status of RYGB patients in the first year after surgery: iron deficiencies were lowered by 88% when using WLS Forte. The present study builds on the initial evidence by evaluating the longer-term effects and safety of WLS Forte, 3 years after RYGB.

Long-term effect of WLS Forte for RYGB patients2020-01-06T12:33:15+00:00

Efficacy of WLS Forte after a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

2020-01-06T12:34:42+00:00

Since iron, vitamin B12 and folic acid deficiencies often occur after a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB), patients are advised to take daily food supplements. Based on literature and pilot studies, FitForMe developed WLS Forte in 2010, a bariatric multivitamin supplement customized to the needs of RYGB patients. In a triple-blind randomized controlled trial, the effectiveness and safety of WLS Forte was evaluated over 12 months.

Efficacy of WLS Forte after a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass2020-01-06T12:34:42+00:00

The financial advantage of tailored supplements after RYGB

2020-01-06T08:08:33+00:00

Since vitamin and mineral deficiencies are common after a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB), daily food supplements are advised. Besides several health benefits, it is expected that the use of a tailored food supplement leads to financial and logistic advantages. Therefore, the objective of this study was to analyze the cost-effectiveness of WLS Forte versus standard food supplements in the Netherlands.

The financial advantage of tailored supplements after RYGB2020-01-06T08:08:33+00:00

Supplementation after a Biliopancreatic Diversion

2020-01-06T12:35:38+00:00

Within 3 years after a Biliopancreatic Diversion (BPD) or BPD with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS), up to 90% of all patients develop nutritional deficiencies. With this study, Homan and colleagues increase the knowledge needed to develop supplementation recommendations and doses to maintain nutritional health after BDP or BDP/DS.

Supplementation after a Biliopancreatic Diversion2020-01-06T12:35:38+00:00