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Legend of Weight Loss: a Crosstalk Between the Bariatric Surgery and the Brain

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Legend of Weight Loss: a Crosstalk Between the Bariatric Surgery and the Brain

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Ziwei Lin & Shen Qu 

Abstract

In recent years, plenty of researches have reported in obese individuals with abnormal brain processes implicated in homeostatic regulation, reward, emotion, memory, attention, and executive function in eating behaviors. Thus, treating obesity cannot remain “brainless.” Behavioral and psychological interventions activate the food reward, attention, and motivation system, leading to minimal weight loss and high relapse rates. Pharmacotherapy is an effective weight loss method and regulate brain activity but with concerns about its brain function safety problems. Obesity surgery, the most effective therapy currently available for obesity, shows pronounced effects on brain activity, such as deactivation of reward and attention system, and activation of inhibition control toward food cues. In this review, we present an overview of alterations in the brain after the three common weight loss methods.

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Year 2020
Language PDF
Format PDF
DOI 10.1007/s11695-020-04474-8