Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Gastric Bypass May Improve Renal Function in Obesity Related Glomeruopathy

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.Image via Wikipedia
Gastric Bypass Can Improve Renal Function in Patients With Morbid Obesity, Via Medscape:
Patients with morbid obesity who also have chronic renal disease (CRD) may improve or stabilize renal function after gastric bypass, according to a study presented here at the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery 25th Annual Meeting.
[Interesting. Obesity related glomerulopathy is mediated by hyperfiltration, which might theoretically be reversible with gastric bypass.]
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