Denosumab to Prevent High-Turnover Bone Loss After Bariatric Surgery

2019-09-18 03:27:53 | BioPortfolio


Bariatric surgery leads to bone loss and increases fracture risk. This study evaluates whether denosumab can prevent the high-turnover bone loss that occurs after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) and sleeve gastrectomy (SG) surgery.


Bariatric surgery is a highly effective weight loss treatment, but one of the unintended side effects of these procedures is high-turnover bone loss and metabolic bone disease. Denosumab is a monoclonal antibody to RANKL that acts as a potent inhibitor of bone resorption. The investigators are conducting a randomized placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the ability of denosumab to prevent bone loss after RYGB or SG surgery in older adults.

Study Design


Bariatric Surgery Candidate


Denosumab, Placebo


University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco
United States


Not yet recruiting


Massachusetts General Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-09-18T03:27:53-0400

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Surgical procedures aimed at producing major WEIGHT REDUCTION in patients with MORBID OBESITY.

Activities related to WEIGHT REDUCTION in patients with OBESITY. Treatment methods include DIET; EXERCISE; BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION; medications; and BARIATRIC SURGERY.

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