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Revista Cubana de Cirugía

Print version ISSN 0034-7493On-line version ISSN 1561-2945


BOLET ASTOVIZA, Miriam  and  SOCARRAS SUAREZ, María Matilde. Nutritional treatment of morbid obesity requiring bariatric surgery. Rev Cubana Cir [online]. 2009, vol.48, n.4. ISSN 0034-7493.

In present era obesity is a significant health problem due to increased risk of morbidity and mortality, mainly by the potential cardiovascular diseases. Also, it is a risk factor of diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, vesicular disease, osteoarthritis, and some types of cancer influencing in quality of life of patients and it is associated with ingestion of hyperenergetic diets and the lack of physical activity. Obesity is considered as morbid when a person gain 40 kg/m2 or more in the body mass rate. A review on morbid obesity is performed and its preoperative and on the postoperative nutritional treatment.

Keywords : Morbid obesity; preoperative and postoperative nutritional treatment; bariatric surgery.

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