Your source for research on bariatric supplementation

Welcome to the FitForMe Research page. On this page we offer you publications of studies conducted in collaboration with FitForMe, as well as external studies that are relevant for professionals in bariatrics. Use the left menu to search directly on topic or scroll down to browse through all publications.

Comparing deficiency prevalences

maart 6th, 2020|Categories: Product optimization, Sleeve Gastrectomy|

Deficiencies in micronutrients after bariatric operations are frequent. Theoretically, prevalence depends on the kind of surgery and which parts of the gastro-intestinal system are bypassed. In a non-randomized prospective trial, the deficiency prevalence after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB, 86 patients) was compared with Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG, 50 patients) for up to 3 years after surgery. Postoperatively, all patients were prescribed daily multivitamin supplements.

Guideline on nutritional deficiencies after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

januari 30th, 2020|Categories: Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass|

The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) is commonly associated with nutritional deficiencies and requires life-long supplementation. To bring guidance into nutritional healthcare for this patient group, a literature review was conducted. This review lead to a guideline on the approach to prevention and management of nutritional deficiencies after RYGB.

Deficiencies after Biliopancreatic Diversion

januari 23rd, 2020|Categories: Biliopancreatic Diversion - Duodenal Switch|

Worldwide use of the Biliopancreatic Diversion (BPD) as a bariatric procedure to treat obesity is still limited due to its relative technical difficulty and demanding follow-up. However, BPD achieves better results than other bariatric operations in the long term of 10-15 years. This study extends the long-term results with another 5 years and reports the 20-year outcomes of 2615 patients undergoing open BPD with Duodenal Switch (DS).

Comparison of deficiency levels

januari 8th, 2020|Categories: FitForMe Research collaboration, Product optimization, Sleeve Gastrectomy|

Micronutrient deficiencies are common after bariatric surgery, irrespective of the kind of procedure. To assess the need for nutritional support for Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG) patients, the prevalence of nutritional deficiencies after SG was compared with the prevalence after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB).

Iodine absorption after bariatric surgery

januari 6th, 2020|Categories: Biliopancreatic Diversion - Duodenal Switch, Product optimization, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass|

Bariatric surgery is often accompanied by malnutrition of several vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Iodine is a trace element, needed for synthesis of thyroid hormones. Since iodine is absorbed from the intestinal tract, patients after bariatric surgery are hypothetically at risk of malabsorption. This study aimed to estimate the daily absorption of iodine for patients after bariatric surgery in which several parts of intestine were bypassed.

Revisional procedures after Sleeve Gastrectomy

januari 6th, 2020|Categories: FitForMe Research collaboration, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy|

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.

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