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Is sleeve gastrectomy a good choice for people with a sweet tooth?

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

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New Rochelle, NY, May 12, 2016--Sleeve gastrectomy is a novel bariatric surgical procedure showing promising weight loss results, even among individuals classified as moderate or severe sweet eaters before the surgery. Evidence suggesting that preoperative sweets consumption is not predictive of sleeve gastrectomy results are reported in a study published in Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques (JLAST), a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers (http://www.liebertpub.com/). The article is available free for download on the JLAST website until June 12, 2016.

Federico Moser, MD and colleagues, Hospital Privado de Córdoba, and Verónica Gorodner, MD, Programa de Unidades Bariátricas, Córdoba, Argentina, are coauthors of the article "Sweet Eating Habit: Does This Affect the Results After Sleeve Gastrectomy?" They compared the percentage of excess weight loss at 6, 12, and 24 months after sleeve gastrectomy and pre-surgery eating habits among a group of obese individuals classified as mild, moderate, or severe sweet eaters.

"Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is gaining considerable favor among bariatric surgeons given its ease, safety profile, and amount of weight loss," says Editor-in-Chief P. Marco Fisichella, MD, MBA, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston VA Healthcare System, Boston, MA. "However, does this operation give optimal outcomes in terms of weight loss in those who prefer consumption of sweets? Drs. Moser and Gorodner have elegantly shown that sleeve gastrectomy can be performed even in those 'sweet eaters' for whom other procedures might be considered superior."

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Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques (JLAST) is the leading peer-reviewed journal and videojournal companion dedicated to innovations and advancements in minimally invasive surgery through single-incision techniques and NOTES. JLAST, the flagship, is published monthly online with open access options and in print, while its video component, Videoscopy, is published bimonthly and delivers fully peer-reviewed surgical and micro-invasive demonstrations of the latest techniques and technologies used to optimize surgical patient outcomes. JLAST is the official journal of the International Pediatric Endosurgical Group. Complete tables of content and a sample issue may be viewed on the JLAST website.

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Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is a privately held, fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in many promising areas of science and biomedical research, including Journal of Endourology, Journal of Gynecologic Surgery, Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care, and Surgical Infections. Its biotechnology trade magazine, GEN (Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News), was the first in its field and is today the industry's most widely read publication worldwide. A complete list of the firm's 80 journals, books, and newsletters is available on Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.

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