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New Procedure to Tackle Obesity in Liver Transplant Patients

American Journal of TransplantationThe link between obesity and increased risk of liver disease is well established, and it presents challenges for liver transplant operations. New research in the American Journal of Transplantation explored the use of a noninvasive weight loss program for patients prior to their operation, and a gastrostomy operation combined with a transplant for patients who failed to lose weight. While the majority of patients on the program lost weight, post-operation weight gain was common. In contrast, the operation resulted in effective weight loss with fewer post-transplant complications.

Source: Wiley – New Procedure to Tackle Obesity in Liver Transplant Patients

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