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ea0077p202 | Metabolism, Obesity and Diabetes | SFEBES2021

Estimation of body fatness in obesity and partial lipodystrophy in relation to eligibility for bariatric surgery: What should be measured?

Efthymiadis Agathoklis , Vasan Senthil K , Tan Garry D , Karpe Fredrik

Introduction: Eligibility for bariatric surgery in the Unighted Kingdom is based on specific body mass index (BMI) thresholds and the presence of obesity-associated complications. Patients with partial lipodystrophy (LD) often have an abundance of metabolic and cardiovascular complications, but their abdominal adiposity does not always substantially increase BMI. The consequence is that patients with LD may be inappropriately excluded from obesity treatments when judged by BMI...