Vitamin D deficiency is most typical amongst overweight individuals earlier than they take bariatric surgical procedure, based on a examine at Seoul Nationwide College Bundang Hospital (SNUBH).
A gaggle of researchers, led by Professor Park Younger-seok of the Surgical procedure Division on the hospital, analyzed huge information on the nutrient deficiency of 215 sufferers who obtained bariatric surgical procedure in 2019. It was the primary such evaluation in Korea.
Researchers discovered that essentially the most wanted nutrient for sufferers earlier than surgical procedure was Vitamin D, with 80 p.c of the individuals being in a poor state, and 14 p.c in an inadequate state.
Vitamin D is related to calcium metabolism and bone density, growing the danger of fractures if weight and muscle mass lower together with bone density after surgical procedure, they stated.
Additionally poor in these sufferers had been Vitamin B1 (18.3 p.c), folic acid (14.2 p.c), iron (11.8 p.c), and zinc (7.6 p.c).
The 4 are important vitamins for the physique.
“When these are poor, signs equivalent to anemia and immune degradation might happen. Subsequently, sufferers must take steady care,” the researchers stated.
Bariatric surgical procedure is gaining consideration for treating weight problems. The surgical procedure reduces the quantity of meals and limits the absorption of vitamins, equivalent to sugar, by gastric sleeve resection. Based on the hospital, bariatric surgical procedures are growing in Korea, and the findings are probably to supply grounds for establishing standardized nutrient take care of bariatric sufferers earlier than and after getting surgical procedure.
“Folks might imagine that overweight sufferers simply have extreme vitamins. Nonetheless, it’s principally the other; they’re disadvantaged of a number of vitamins as a result of much less bodily exercise and lopsided consuming habits,” Professor Park stated. “If sufferers determine and complement deficiencies based mostly on the examine, they will obtain wholesome weight reduction, decrease their blood sugar after surgical procedure, and reduce nutrient depravity.”
The examine was revealed in Weight problems Surgical procedure, the journal of the Worldwide Federation for the Surgical procedure of Weight problems and Metabolic problems (IFSO).