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Long-term brain structure and cognition following bariatric surgery

JAMA Network Open

2024-02-09
(Press-News.org) About The Study: The findings of this study including 133 adults with severe obesity suggest that bariatric surgery was associated with health benefits two years after surgery. Bariatric surgery was associated with improved cognition and general health and changed blood vessel efficiency and cortical thickness of the temporal cortex. These results may improve treatment options for patients with obesity and dementia.

Authors: Amanda J. Kiliaan, Ph.D., of the Radboud University Medical Center, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behavior in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, is the corresponding author. 

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(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.55380)

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