Fast Five Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Most Recent Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Guidelines?

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD


August 25, 2016

The new guidelines recommend reconsideration of BMI thresholds on the basis of a patient's ancestry. BMI thresholds for patients of Asian descent should be reduced by 2.5 kg/m2; thus, metabolic and bariatric surgery may be considered in patients of Asian descent with type 2 diabetes and a BMI of 27.5 kg/m2. Patients of Asian descent with type 2 diabetes typically have more visceral fat compared with white patients who have type 2 diabetes and the same BMI.

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