The International Journal of Romanian Society of Endocrinology / Registered in 1938

in ISI Thomson Master Journal List

October - December 2017, Volume 13, Issue 4
Endocrine Care

Timofte D, Hristov I, Zugun-Eloae F, Ungureanu MC, Galesanu C, Mocanu V

Middle Term Impact of Sleeve Gastrectomy on Major Cardiovascular Risk Factors in a Group of Romanian Obese Patients

Acta Endo (Buc) 2017, 13 (4): 454-460
doi: 10.4183/aeb.2017.454

Background and aim. The goals of bariatric surgery are to improve the quality of life by lowering body mass index (BMI) but also to treat obesity comorbidities. The aim of our study was to evaluate the impact of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) on metabolic parameters. Methods. 85 obese patients treated by bariatric surgery LSG procedure were included in the study. Basal, 6 and 12 months after surgery serum glucose levels and lipid fractions were measured. Metabolic syndrome criteria according to IDF 2006 were evaluated at baseline and after bariatric surgery. Results. Our group included 61.2 % female patients, the mean age was 40.2 ±10.2 years and the metabolic syndrome criteria at baseline were confirmed in 69.4% of the study group. At twelve months after the intervention, the mean excess weight loss (%EWL) was 72%, with age and BMI subgroups variations. We found significant improvements of serum concentrations for triglycerides (P-value = 0.001, decreased by 30%), HDL-cholesterol (P-value = 0.017, increased by 26%), total cholesterol (P-value = 0.043, decreased by 12%) and glucose (P-value = 0.007, decreased by 12%). Conclusions. The positive effect of bariatric surgery was confirmed for lipid fractions and fasting glucose levels, also the metabolic syndrome prevalence was significantly reduced, all these changes contribute to lower cardiovascular risk together with significant weight loss.

Keywords: Obesity, dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome, bariatric surgery

Correspondence: Ioana Hristov MD, “Gr. T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Dept. of Pathophysiology, Independentei Blvd., Iasi, 700115, Romania, E-mail: