“Communications Starts from Gut – Endocrinology and Nutritional Care of Bariatric- Metabolic Surgery” : A Continuing Education Credits from Taiwan Dietitian Association at China Medical University, 4 January 2020 by Nutrition Society of Taiwan
Bariatric surgery is not only used in severe obesity and weight reduction, empirical medicine has proved that it is much better than traditional drug/diet control in ameliorating the diabetes. Recent clinical studies indicate that it can be applied to Asian patients with BMI ≧27.5 if the effects of drug / food control are not effective. It is predictable that the number of patients receiving bariatric surgery will increase in the future.
Bariatric surgery can be regarded as a way of re-organizing the intestines. Increased satiety and improved blood sugar can be achieved through the communications between renewed intestinal hormones and other organs. However, the dietary intake and digestive absorption of nutrients will be altered significantly after the surgery. As a nutritionist, are you ready?