Impact of sleeve gastrectomy and dietary change on metabolic and hepatic function in an obesity rat model - Experimental research.
Sleeve gastrectomy (SG) is an effective procedure to treat morbid obesity. SG induces remission of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome and improves non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). However, it is imperative to clarify the extent to which these beneficial effects may be attributed to SG among other concomitant changes including postoperative diet. The current study addresses this question in a rodent model of obesity by subjecting it to SG, normal diet, or a combination of the two.