Volume 95 Issue 2 | p. 7 | News of The Week
Issue Date: January 9, 2017 | Web Date: January 5, 2017

Possible molecular mechanism behind gastric bypass surgery identified

Researchers pinpoint lipid involved in dietary changes after surgery in rats
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Biological SCENE, Organic SCENE
Keywords: neuroscience, obesity, gastric bypass, bariatric surgery, oleoylethanolamide, fat, OEA, PPAR-α, weight loss

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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