I have several patients who chose gastric bypass to lose weight. The problem is that they don't learn to eat well and they are left with vitamin and mineral mal-absorption problems for life.
The most recent study shows that calcium absorption plunges after gastric bypass even when patients had optimal vitamin D levels. Vitamin D facilitates calcium absorption in the small intestine.
Gastric bypass affects the skeleton, the hormonal system and nutrient absorption. There is a dramatic decrease in calcium absorption with corresponding parathyroid hormone increases.
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Dr. Schafer, the leading researcher, is concerned about long-term effects on bone health. She believes that gastric bypass patients need higher calicum intake daily to preserve bone health.
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What contributes to bone loss in everyone?
- excess sodium in the diet
- excess protein in the diet