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Gastric Banding Patients Should Closely Monitor Nutrition Following Surgery

Patients who have had bariatric surgery may need to take dietary supplements and pay closer attention to their nutritional intake, a UT Southwestern Medical Center study suggests. The study tracked a group of gastric banding patients and found that despite nutritional counseling over a three-month period, most still did not meet recommended daily requirements for important nutrients such as protein, vitamin D, and calcium. Journal of Investigative Medicine, Jan 2014