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Perspectivas en Nutrición Humana

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Abstract

VILLANUEVA-MONTES, Laura; ATEHORTUA-MONTES, Daniela; RESTREPO, Hernán Darío  and  CARDONA-JIMENEZ, Jairo León. Changes in the Body Mass Index After Vertical Gastrectomy in a Group of Patients of a Clinic in the City of Medellín, 2016-2018. Perspect Nut Hum [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.2, pp.171-182. ISSN 0124-4108.  http://dx.doi.org/10.17533/udea.penh.v20n2a05.

Background:

The WHO defines obesity as an excess deposit of fat that can be harmful to health with a great social impact. In the last two decades, bariatric surgery has increased as an alternative to reduce excess weight and body fat, of which we highlight the vertical gastrectomy.

Objective:

To describe the change in Body Mass Index, dietary behaviors, and physical activity in a group of patients undergoing vertical Gastrectomy surgery in a clinic in Medellin, Colombia between 2016-2018.

Materials and Methods:

Retrospective descriptive study, in which medical records were reviewed in 49 patients, 13 men and 36 women, who underwent vertical gastrectomy in a private clinic in Medellin.

Results:

Patients started with an average BMI of 34.2 kg/m2 and one year post-surgery they descended to an average BMI of 24.4 kg/m2 (p=0.00); also, an improvement in eating habits such as eating between meals, and less consumption of sweets and soft drinks was found.

Conclusions:

Vertical Gastrectomy surgery proves to be an appropriate technique for decreasing BMI, at least in the first year post-operative.

Keywords : Obesity; body mass index; surgery bariatric; loss weight; feeding behavior.

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