• Sleeve gastrectomy linked to changes in sex steroids, bone markers in adolescents

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Reductions in bone mineral density in adolescents with obesity who undergo sleeve gastrectomy are associated with changes in sex hormones, sclerostin and enteric peptides, according to study findings.
    “Given the many metabolic benefits of weight-loss surgery, it is important find therapies for some of the downsides of surgery, such as bone loss,” Madhusmita Misra, MD, MPH, the Talbot Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and division chief of pediatric endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, told Healio. “This is particularly important during
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