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Special Issue "Second Edition: The Nutritional Management of Pre- and Post-surgery Obesity Patients"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 156

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, bariatric surgery has become an effective and relatively safe treatment for individuals with severe obesity. The number of patients undergoing bariatric surgery is increasing dramatically. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery estimates that in 2020 there were 198,651 bariatric surgeries in the United States.

In these individuals, the risk of nutritional deficiencies (vitamin B12, vitamin D, iron, calcium, vitamin B1, and others) is high, due in part to the presence of malnutrition of certain micronutrients even before surgery. Over the years, the number of individuals at risk of suffering nutritional complications will increase. 

The new edition of this Special Issue will focus on the current state of knowledge on the nutritional management of patients with obesity before and after surgery. New research papers and reviews are welcome for this Issue. 

SI topics are:

  • Nutritional risk assessment in the medium and long term after surgery;
  • Perioperative nutritional, metabolic, and non-surgical support of patients undergoing bariatric surgery;
  • Pre-operative nutritional management of patients with morbid obesity;
  • Evaluation of the efficacy of different nutritional supplements tailored to the bariatric patient. 

Best regards,
Dr. Mauro Lombardo
Guest Editor

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  • obesity
  • bariatric surgery
  • nutritional deficiencies
  • nutrition care
  • dietary supplements
  • diabetes remission
  • fat mass loss
  • muscle mass

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