Greater preconscious attention to food in severe obesity may explain weight regain after bariatric surgery

Among a cohort of adults who underwent weight-loss surgery, those with severe obesity before surgery showed a greater preconscious attentional bias response to food stimuli compared with adults whose obesity was less extreme, suggesting that a subconscious response to food may drive weight regain among some adults, according to findings accepted for presentation at the Endocrine Society Annual Meeting.“Eating behavior is still too poorly understood,” Rogério Friedman, MD, PhD, professor of internal medicine at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul and head of theRead More

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