Updates to monographs in the Clinical Updates in Women's Health Care series are designed to provide important additional information to the content areas already covered in the existing monographs.

Obesity, Vol XII, No 1, [January 2013]
Update 10/13

Since the publication of Clinical Updates in Women's Health Care: Obesity, Volume XII, Number 1, January 2013, the recommendation for daily elemental iron supplementation for bariatric surgery patients has changed as follows:

"Iron status should be monitored in all bariatric surgery patients. Treatment regimens include oral ferrous sulfate, fumarate, or gluconate to provide 150-200 mg of elemental iron daily. Vitamin C supplementation may be added simultaneously to increase iron absorption."

Surg Obes Relat Dis 2013;9:159-191 [PubMed]



Russell R. Snyder, MD

Associate Editor
Gretchen M. Lentz, MD

Past Editor
Raul Artal, MD

ISSN 1536-3619
Published 6 times per year