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Barocrinology: The Endocrinology of Obesity from Bench to Bedside

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Bharti Hospital, Karnal 132001, India
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Christian Medical College Vellore, Vellore 632004, India
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NCD Unit, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne 3004, Australia
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Department of Endocrinology, Max Superspeciality Hospital, Patparganj 110092, India
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Department of Internal Medicine, Yeditepe University Hospital, 34755 Istanbul, Turkey
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Division of Endocrinology, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town 8000, South Africa
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Med. Sci. 2020, 8(4), 51; https://doi.org/10.3390/medsci8040051
Received: 18 November 2020 / Revised: 3 December 2020 / Accepted: 4 December 2020 / Published: 21 December 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases)
Obesity has reached pandemic proportions. Hormonal and metabolic imbalances are the key factors that lead to obesity. South Asian populations have a unique phenotype, peculiar dietary practices, and a high prevalence of consanguinity. Moreover, many lower middle-income countries lack appropriate resources, super-specialists, and affordability to manage this complex disorder. Of late, there has been a substantial increase in both obesity and diabesity in India. Thus, many more patients are being managed by different types of bariatric procedures today than ever before. These patients have many types of endocrine and metabolic disturbances before and after bariatric surgery. Therefore, these patients should be managed by experts who have knowledge of both bariatric surgery and endocrinology. The authors propose “Barocrinology”, a novel terminology in medical literature, to comprehensively describe the field of obesity medicine highlighting the role of knowing endocrine physiology for understating its evolution, insights into its complications and appreciating the changes in the hormonal milieu following weight loss therapies including bariatric surgery. Barocrinology, coined as a portmanteau of “baro” (weight) and endocrinology, focuses upon the endocrine and metabolic domains of weight physiology and pathology. This review summarizes the key pointers of bariatric management from an endocrine perspective. View Full-Text
Keywords: bariatric surgery; weight loss; endocrine changes after bariatric surgery; endocrine changes after weight loss bariatric surgery; weight loss; endocrine changes after bariatric surgery; endocrine changes after weight loss
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Kalra, S.; Kapoor, N.; Bhattacharya, S.; Aydin, H.; Coetzee, A. Barocrinology: The Endocrinology of Obesity from Bench to Bedside. Med. Sci. 2020, 8, 51. https://doi.org/10.3390/medsci8040051

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Kalra S, Kapoor N, Bhattacharya S, Aydin H, Coetzee A. Barocrinology: The Endocrinology of Obesity from Bench to Bedside. Medical Sciences. 2020; 8(4):51. https://doi.org/10.3390/medsci8040051

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Kalra, Sanjay, Nitin Kapoor, Saptarshi Bhattacharya, Hassan Aydin, and Ankia Coetzee. 2020. "Barocrinology: The Endocrinology of Obesity from Bench to Bedside" Medical Sciences 8, no. 4: 51. https://doi.org/10.3390/medsci8040051

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