Effect of exercise training before and after bariatric surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis

By Bellicha A, van Baak MA, Battista F, et al
Published June 4, 2021

Key Takeaways

Researchers investigated whether exercise training programs are effective in adults with severe obesity receiving bariatric surgery. Controlled trials that allocated participants to either a preoperative or postoperative exercise training group or a nonexercise group were systematically identified. Employing random-effects models, meta-analyses were performed. Overall, 22 training programs were evaluated (18 conducted post-bariatric surgery). Findings revealed that not only improvement in physical fitness was brought about by exercise training performed after bariatric surgery but also this intervention resulted in a small additional weight and fat loss and may avert bone loss and weight regain following bariatric surgery.

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