Dr. Lee Kaplan discusses the role of the gastrointestinal tract and gut microbiota in the mechanism of action of bariatric surgery.
Bariatric surgery is one of the most effective treatments of obesity in adults. Unlike many drugs prescribed for the treatment of obesity, bariatric surgery has a broad range of effects, including physiological impact on the gastrointestinal tract and gut microbiota.
In this final installment of our Obesity 2020 webinar series, Dr. Lee Kaplan discusses late-breaking research and reviews various mechanisms of action of bariatric and metabolic surgery and how they affect the regulation of energy balance and metabolic function.
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Obesity, Metabolism, and Nutrition Institute
Massachusetts General Hospital