Gastric Bypass Surgery May Increase Risk of Kidney Stones
Patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery experience changes in their urine composition that may increase their risk of kidney stone development, suggest investigators from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Some of these urinary changes may be placing weight-loss surgery patients at higher risk for kidney stones compared with obese patients who do not undergo the procedure.
Researchers collected urine samples from 38 study participants, 16 women and three men in each of two groups. One group had undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, and the second group included normal obese individuals. As one of the most commonly performed weight-loss …
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Publication information: Article title: Gastric Bypass Surgery May Increase Risk of Kidney Stones. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Nutrition Health Review. Issue: 102 Publication date: Summer 2010. Page number: 6. © 1996 Vegetus Publications. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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