Office-Based Weight Loss Counseling Is Ineffective in Liver Transplant Recipients.
BACKGROUND: Weight gain after liver transplantation (LT) is a predictor of major morbidity and mortality post-LT; however, there are no data regarding weight loss following LT. The current study evaluates the effectiveness of standard lifestyle intervention in LT recipients.
METHODS: All adult LT recipients with body mass index (BMI) ≥ 25 kg/m
RESULTS: A total of 151 patients with 86 (56.0%) overweight and 65 (44.0%) obese patients were enrolled in the study. The mean BMI at baseline increased from 30.2 ± 3.7 to 30.9 ± 4.3 kg/m
CONCLUSION: The practice of office-based lifestyle intervention is ineffective in achieving clinically significant weight loss in LT recipients, and additional strategies are required to mitigate post-LT weight gain.
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Patel, S. S., Siddiqui, M. B., Chadrakumaran, A., Faridnia, M., Lin, F. P., Hernandez Roman, J., Carbone, S., Laurenzo, J., Clinton, J., Kirkman, D., Wolver, S., Celi, F., Bhati, C., & Siddiqui, M. S. (2020). Office-Based Weight Loss Counseling Is Ineffective in Liver Transplant Recipients. Digestive diseases and sciences, 65(2), 639–646. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10620-019-05800-6
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine