Review Article

Obesity Surgery

, Volume 23, Issue 10, pp 1679-1684

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Vitamin D Deficiency in Pregnancy after Bariatric Surgery

  • Marina MedeirosAffiliated withCenter for Research on Micronutrients, Josué de Castro Institute of Nutrition, Federal University of Rio de JaneiroNúcleo de Pesquisa em Micronutrientes, Instituto de Nutrição Josué de Castro, Centro de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Email author 
  • , Cláudia SaundersAffiliated withResearch Group in Maternal and Child Health, Josué de Castro Institute of Nutrition, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
  • , Cristiane B. ChagasAffiliated withCenter for Research on Micronutrients, Josué de Castro Institute of Nutrition, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
  • , Silvia E. PereiraAffiliated withCenter for Research on Micronutrients, Josué de Castro Institute of Nutrition, Federal University of Rio de JaneiroClínica Cirúrgica Carlos Saboya
  • , Carlos SaboyaAffiliated withCenter for Research on Micronutrients, Josué de Castro Institute of Nutrition, Federal University of Rio de JaneiroClínica Cirúrgica Carlos SaboyaBrazilian Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
  • , Andréa RamalhoAffiliated withCenter for Research on Micronutrients, Josué de Castro Institute of Nutrition, Federal University of Rio de JaneiroNúcleo de Pesquisa em Micronutrientes, Instituto de Nutrição Josué de Castro, Centro de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Email author 

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to describe the main factors related to the installation and/or aggravation of vitamin D deficiency (VDD) and its clinical consequences in pregnant women after bariatric surgery. An electronic search on VDD in pregnancy and after bariatric surgery was conducted in publications from 1998 until 2012 that presented studies performed in humans. We provided an overview of VDD after bariatric surgery, in pregnancy, and in pregnancy in women who underwent bariatric surgery. In view of the high percentage of VDD postoperatively and the role of this vitamin in pregnancy, we recommend the investigation of vitamin D nutritional status in prenatal care.

Keywords

Pregnancy Vitamin D Vitamin D deficiency Obesity Bariatric surgery