Vitamins May Help Prevent Eye Problems After Weight-Loss Surgery, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery patients who don’t take prescribed vitamin and mineral supplements could put themselves at risk for vision problems, a new study says.

Digestive system changes caused by the surgery can reduce nutrient absorption from food, the researchers explain in the current issue of the journal Obesity Surgery.

“There is a risk that bariatric surgery patients, who do not take the vitamin and mineral supplements prescribed to them, could develop eye-related complications because of nutrient deficiencies,” study co-author Rui Azevedo Guerreiro, of the Lisbon Hospital Central in Portugal, said in a journal news release.

Vitamins May Help Prevent Eye Problems After Weight-Loss Surgery, Study Finds.


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