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Mind over Meal: Does Weight-Loss Surgery Rewire Gut–Brain Connections?

Mind over Meal: Does Weight-Loss Surgery Rewire Gut–Brain Connections?

New evidence hints that bariatric surgery changes the dialogue between bowel and brain

For Teresa, the first plate of scrambled eggs was a transcendent experience. The 41-year-old Stanford University Medical Center nurse coordinator had completely lost her appetite in the days after her surgery. She ate, but only liquids and only at her surgeon’s request. Yet when her interest in eating returned, it was as though something about her relationship with food had fundamentally changed.

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