A Cross-sectional Study of Reported Exercise and Medium-Term Weight Loss Following Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
Kerrigan DJ, Carlin AM, Munie S, Keteyian SJ. A cross-sectional study of reported exercise and medium-term weight loss following laparoscopic bariatric surgery. Obes Surg.
Obesity surgery : the official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery and of the Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and New Zealand
BACKGROUND: Exercise is a strong determinant of prolonged weight loss in non-surgical patients. Studies evaluating the impact of exercise beyond the first year after bariatric surgery are lacking. We analyzed the relationship between reported intentional exercise and medium-term weight loss following bariatric surgery.
METHODS: Patients who underwent bariatric surgery from 2007 thru 2013 completed a follow-up telephone survey and were separated into groups based on reported weekly exercise, i.e., < 90 min week
RESULTS: A total of 872 patients were included in this study (age = 48 ± 10 years; BMI = 48 ± 7 kg/m
CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that regular exercise in excess of 200 min week