WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY CAN LEAD TO NEUROLOGICAL PROBLEMS, SAYS STUDY
Surgery that helps an obese patient lose weight can also reduce the body's ability to properly absorb certain nutrients, in particular vitamin B1. And that deficiency can lead to permanent brain damage if left untreated, researchers say.
This is a great concern, considering how many people are now opting for this surgical route for weight loss. I read an article recently that teens are now going under the knife in greater numbers! Personally, I know 4 people who have had this surgery done in the past five years, none of whom seem to be exhibiting these symptoms (thank goodness). I hope they find a way to get the word out about this, and as the article states, create some standards for the vitamin supplements.
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Dramatic shift in gut microbes and their metabolites seen after weight loss surgery. Obesity is linked with the composition of microbes in the human gut. In new research, bacterial composition in the gut, as well as accompanying metabolites are shown to undergo a profound and permanent shift, with microbial diversity significantly increasing following gastric bypass surgery. Source 4y.