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Should patients take vitamin supplements following weight-loss surgery?

Yes, after weight loss surgery you must take vitamin/mineral supplements every day for the rest of your life. Weight loss surgery not only changes how much you eat it can impact how your body absorbs certain nutrients. It is very important that you take a complete multivitamin with enough B vitamins (thiamine, B6, B12 and folate) as well as iron, calcium and vitamin D.

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