DANIEL TIMOFTE, LACRAMIOARA OCHIUZ, MANUELA URSARU, BOGDAN CIUNTU, IOANA HRISTOV, ION COSMIN PUIA, VALENTIN CALU, VERONICA MOCANU THE BIOCHEMICAL EFFECT OF LAPAROSCOPIC SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY ON SERUM MAGNESIUM LEVELS Lately it is generally accepted that bariatric surgery is one of the most effective treatment of morbid obesity. Also, the importance of studying the effects of serum magnesium levels on general health comes from data that shows that a low serum magnesium concentration increases the risk of all-cause mortality when added to the conventional cardiovascular disease risk factors. Thus, in the present report we decided to study how laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy affects the levels of serum magnesium in obese populations. Our results showed that patients that underwentlaparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgery had an increased circulating magnesium level. However, further detailed investigations are needed to identify the exact underlying mechanisms. Furthermore, the role of magnesium in obesity and comorbid conditions should be established, to answer the question whether or not dietary magnesium deficiency is a significant nutritional concern.
Keywords: magnesium, serum, body mass index, laparoscopic, obesity