Adults with obesity experienced substantial reductions in fat mass, total body weight and total lean mass a year after undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, as well as a 32% increase in relative muscle strength, but a 9% decline in mean absolute grip strength, according to a study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers examined 47 adults with a mean age of 45 and found that the RYGB procedure also led to statistically and clinically significant improvements in physical performance measures, including gait speed and walk time.
Research links gastric bypass to improved physical function
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