Reduced caloric intake following small bowel bypass surgery: A systematic study of possible causes

Robert G. Robinson, Marshal F. Folstein, Paul R. McHugh

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Abstract

Food intake, appetite and a variety of feelings were measured pre-and post-operatively in obese patients undergoing jejuno-ileal bypass surgery. Decreased food intake correlated closely with the amount of weight loss at both 4 and 30 months after surgery. Malabsorption correlated with weight loss at 4 months but not 30 months post-operatively. The cause of the decreased food intake is unknown and cannot be completely explained by either depression, nausea, malabsorption, liver disease, an attempt to avert diarrhoea, or decreased appetite.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-53
Number of pages17
JournalPsychological medicine
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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