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Preoperative weight loss program involving a 20‐day very low‐calorie diet for obesity before laparoscopic gastrectomy for gastr

Bariatrics
Author
K Inoue et al.
Used Parameters : SMM, BFM, PBF

Publication Year : 2018

Country : Japan

Journal : Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery

Introduction The increased visceral fat in patients with obesity can increase the technical difficulty of surgery. This study was performed to evaluate a preoperative 20‐day very low‐calorie diet for obesity before laparoscopic gastrectomy for gastric cancer. Methods This prospective single‐center study involved patients with obesity who were planning to undergo laparoscopic gastrectomy for gastric cancer. Obesity was defined according to the Japanese criteria: BMI≥ 25 kg/m2 or waist circumference≥ 85 cm in men and≥ 90 cm in …
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