Study: Gastric-bypass patients are less tempted by food

10/16/2011 | Reuters

Patients who underwent gastric-bypass surgery appeared to be less tempted by sugar- and fat-rich foods compared with those who opted for the gastric-banding procedure, U.K. researchers reported at the Obesity Society meeting. Gastric-bypass patients also were less susceptible to impulsive and emotional eating and showed lower brain activities associated with reward eating than those in the gastric-banding group, experts said.

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