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Futhur harmful side effects. March 10, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — erylin @ 11:24 pm
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from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100310175143.htm

 I ran across this lovely jewel today….apparently they have proved that people who are obese and undergo WLS, the are more likely to get kidney stones than their non WLS counterparts.   Even people with no previous stones or a family history of stones show a marked concentration of the ingredients for the stones.  The researchers found that the excretion of a material called oxalate in urine was significantly greater in the participants who had the surgical procedure than those who did not (47 percent, compared with 10.5 percent, respectively). In addition, the amount of a chemical called citrate in the urine was low in many gastric bypass patients in comparison to the obese nonsurgical group (32 percent to 5 percent). Oxalate is found in the majority of kidney stones, while citrate inhibits stone formation.

“Almost half of the patients who had undergone gastric bypass and did not have a history of kidney stones showed high urine oxalate and low urine citrate — factors that lead to kidney-stone formation,” said Dr. Naim Maalouf, assistant professor of internal medicine in the Charles and Jane Pak Center for Mineral Metabolism and Clinical Research and the study’s lead author.


2 Responses to “Futhur harmful side effects.”

  1. Twistie Says:

    Oh man! I remember when I was about twelve my father got kidney stones. He turned a horrible shade of green and was sick as a dog until they passed. He looked to be in more pain than the guy I saw get kicked hard in the balls. I would never ever do something that might result in courting that sort of pain.

  2. Anna Says:


    I found out recently a lovely babe of a woman I work with has had WLS. A lap band, to be precise. She was really surprised when my first reaction was cringing. She was telling me about how she was trying to cut down on sugary food, while sugary food was the only food she could keep down.

    “That can’t be much fun. What do your doctors say?”
    “They said they’re going to let some fluid out of it and start from scratch. It works though, I’ve lost 25 kilos, I’m so much healthier now”
    “…But you just said you can’t eat vegetables. Or fruit. Or meat.”
    “Yeah, but I was so obese before!”

    Yes. Health apparently means vomiting (is vomiting the right word considering she’s not digesting?) several times a day and having stacks of nutritional deficiences.

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