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Obesity study

  1. 9.2.2021

    Sensitivity to sweet taste predicts the amount of weight loss that will be induced by stomach surgery to treat obesity.

    It’s a first: scientists in Portugal have discovered that measurements of food reward may be useful to identify, beforehand, which patients with obesity will achieve greater weight loss from surgery to treat obesity (a.k.a bariatric surgery). This is an important step not only towards a more personalised evaluation of the potential efficacy of the procedure but also towards understanding the biological mechanisms that underlie the effects of surgery and lead to weight loss.

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