Weight loss and metabolic outcomes of bariatric surgery in men versus women - A matched comparative observational cohort study.

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  • Authors:
  • Andrew Kennedy-Dalby
  • Safwaan Adam
  • Basil Ammori
  • Akheel A Syed


BACKGROUND: Despite the high prevalence of morbid obesity, the global frequency of bariatric surgery in men is significantly lower than in women. It is unclear if this is due to the perception of poorer outcomes in men. OBJECTIVES: Compare weight loss and metabolic outcomes in men vs. women after bariatric surgery. SETTING: University teaching hospital in North West England. METHODS: We performed an observational cohort analysis of 79 men matched to 79 women for baseline age (± 5 years), body mass index (BMI; ± 2 kg/m(2)), bariatric procedure (69 gastric bypass and 10 sleeve gastrectomy each), type 2 diabetes (33 each), and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA; 40 each). RESULTS: Overall mean (95% confidence interval) reduction in BMI was 17.5 (15.7-19.4) kg/m(2) (P

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)922-925
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Internal Medicine
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014