Bariatric surgery is well established as the most effective treatment for severe obesity.1 Despite numerous health benefits associated with this treatment, unintended consequences and adverse effects are unavoidable. Prior work reported metabolic bone disease as one such unintended effect of bariatric surgery.2 However, the effect and magnitude of this condition remains unclear, as previous studies included heterogenous populations and reported conflicting outcomes.3,4
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Smith ME, Ghaferi AA. Understanding the Long-term Effects of Bariatric Surgery: From Weight Loss to Bone Health. JAMA Surg. Published online May 15, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.1158
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