Research from the NW: Vitamin D Status After Bariatric Surgery

Fox A, Slater C, Ahmed B, Ammori BJ, Senapati S, Akhtar K, Ellison J, Summers LKM, Robinson A, New JP, Soran H, Adam S, Syed AA. Vitamin D status after gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy over 4 years of follow-up. Obes Surg 2019 | doi:10.1007/s11695-019-04318-0

Vitamin D levels are low in 4 in 5 people with obesity prior to bariatric surgery. Routine supplementation following bariatric surgery reduces rates of deficiency/insufficiency.