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News: Part NIHR-funded study suggests gastric bypass surgery changes the brain’s response to food

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Part NIHR-funded study suggests gastric bypass surgery changes the brain’s response to food 

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Part NIHR-funded study suggests gastric bypass surgery changes the brain’s response to food 

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The weight loss seen in patients after gastric bypass surgery for obesity may be helped by changes in the way the brain itself responds to food, reducing not only hunger but also the drive to eat for pleasure, according to a new study from the Medical Research Council (MRC). The research, published in the journal Gut, helps to explain why gastric bypass patients lose more weight over the long term than those who undergo a gastric band operation.

This research was supported by the Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), and Imperial College Healthcare Charity and the Imperial Weight Centre, from which patients were recruited.

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29/08/2013 

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29/11/2013 

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Created at 29/08/2013 09:21  by Vaishali Patel 
Last modified at 03/10/2013 16:41  by Imelda Topping