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Could I Do the Pre-bypass Diet More Than Once. It is Dangerous to Keep Shrinking the Liver?

I am waiting for a gastric by-pass and would like to try and lose some weight before my surgery. Could I follow the liver shrinking diet more than once or would it be dangerous?

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Truth about "liver shrinking" diet


Any low calorie diet will shrink the liver by depleting it of glycogen, a ready-source of glucose (sugar).  The pre-surgery diet is not special or dangerous; just very low in calories.  It would be safe to go on it for the rest of your life.

Mark Pleatman MD

Bloomfield Hills Bariatric Surgeon
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