Issue Date: January 9, 2017 | Web Date: January 5, 2017
Possible molecular mechanism behind gastric bypass surgery identified
Gastric bypass surgery is one of the most successful weight-loss interventions for treating obesity. Now, by performing the surgery on rats, scientists at Leipzig University have identified a molecular pathway between the gut and the brain that may explain the surgery’s underlying success.
Gastric bypass surgery reroutes the intestines and creates a much smaller stomach pouch, making patients feel full faster. When Wiebke K. Fenske and colleagues performed the surgery on rats, not only did . . .
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