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Change in fracture risk and fracture pattern after bariatric surgery: nested case-control study

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 27 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i3794

Bariatric surgery is going against nature!

Stomach is a living tissue. Getting Bariatric Surgery done is going against nature. Reducing food intake can reduce your appetite and one will feel less hungry. Web MD (accessed on 31st July, 2016, says:

"Once you are an adult, your stomach pretty much remains the same size -- unless you have surgery to intentionally make it smaller. Eating less won't shrink your stomach, says Moyad, but it can help to reset your "appetite thermostat" so you won't feel as hungry, and it may be easier to stick with your eating plan.

While it may seem hard to believe, the size of the stomach does not correlate with weight or weight control. People who are naturally thin can have the same size or even larger stomachs than people who battle their weight throughout a lifetime. "Weight has nothing to do with the size of the stomach. In fact, even people who have had stomach-reducing surgeries, making their tummy no larger than a walnut, can override the small size and still gain weight," says Levy."

So actually stomach size may not be the answer to have a healthy life after bariatric. One should cut on the calories and take other healthy foods like skimmed milk and other foods which are mandatorily cut down after bariatric surgey.

Competing interests: No competing interests

31 July 2016
Neeru Gupta
Scientist F
Jugal Kishore, Neeta Kumar, KK Jani
Indian Council of Medical Research
Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110029