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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 239-245

How far is sleeve gastrectomy more effective than diet regimen in treating obesity-associated hyperlipidemia

1 Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
2 National Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Ahmed H Khalil
Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, 25 EL Falah St. Al Mo, 11562
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ejs.ejs_10_17

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Background The global epidemic of obesity is one of the major health issues in the 21st century that influences many aspects of public health, including psychosocial and socioeconomic aspects. Hyperlipidemia is one of the health hazards associated with morbid obesity. Patients and methods This was a prospective study conducted in Kasr Al-Aini University Hospital (sleeve gastrectomy group) and the National Nutrition Institute (diet group) during the period from June 2015 till December 2015 with a follow-up of 12 months till December 2016 for both groups. One hundred patients were included in the study and were equally divided into two groups: group A (sleeve gastrectomy group) and group B (diet group). Objective The objective of this study was to compare the effects of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) and a dietary regimen on hyperlipidemia in morbidly obese patients. Results LSG significantly decreased total cholesterol in 70% of cases and triglycerides in 78% of cases; however, diet caused a decrease of total cholesterol in 30% of cases and triglycerides in 54% of case. Low-density lipoprotein was not significantly changed in both groups. Conclusion LSG is more effective than diet programs in treating obesity-associated hyperlipidemia due to more significant and sustained excess body weight loss.

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