Maternal body mass index (BMI) and glucose control are associated with offspring birth defects.1,2 Bariatric surgery results in weight loss and glucose normalization but is also associated with nutritional deficiencies and substance abuse,3 which could cause birth defects as hypothesized based on case series.4
Neovius M, Pasternak B, Näslund I, Söderling J, Johansson K, Stephansson O. Association of Maternal Gastric Bypass Surgery With Offspring Birth Defects. JAMA. 2019;322(15):1515–1517. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2019.12925
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