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Letters Diabetes and Ramadan

Fasts after bariatric surgery

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 21 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3706
  1. Fiona Chan, specialist weight management dietitian1,
  2. Chris Slater, specialist bariatric dietitian1,
  3. Akheel A Syed, consultant physician1
  1. 1Department of Obesity Medicine, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and University Teaching Hospital, Salford, Greater Manchester M6 8HD
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    The requirement to observe a total fast (all forms of nourishment including liquids) during daylight hours in the month of Ramadan poses a great challenge in the management of people who have undergone bariatric surgery.1 Bariatric surgery is increasingly performed for the correction of morbid obesity, particularly in people with comorbid conditions …

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