Obesity Surgery

, Volume 23, Issue 10, pp 1679–1684

Vitamin D Deficiency in Pregnancy after Bariatric Surgery

  • Marina Medeiros
  • Cláudia Saunders
  • Cristiane B. Chagas
  • Silvia E. Pereira
  • Carlos Saboya
  • Andréa Ramalho
Review Article

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 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marina Medeiros
    • 1
    • 5
  • Cláudia Saunders
    • 2
  • Cristiane B. Chagas
    • 1
  • Silvia E. Pereira
    • 1
    • 3
  • Carlos Saboya
    • 1
    • 3
    • 4
  • Andréa Ramalho
    • 1
    • 5
  1. 1.Center for Research on Micronutrients, Josué de Castro Institute of NutritionFederal University of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Research Group in Maternal and Child Health, Josué de Castro Institute of NutritionFederal University of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil
  3. 3.Clínica Cirúrgica Carlos SaboyaRio de JaneiroBrazil
  4. 4.Brazilian Society for Bariatric and Metabolic SurgerySão PauloBrazil
  5. 5.Núcleo de Pesquisa em Micronutrientes, Instituto de Nutrição Josué de Castro, Centro de Ciências da SaúdeUniversidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil

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