Bariatric Surgery Yields Therapeutic Hormonal Response

May 29, 2020

The structural changes created in bariatric surgery increase the release of gut hormones that communicate satiety to the brain.

The structural changes created in bariatric surgery increase the release of gut hormones that communicate satiety to the brain. This physical alteration is the reason the resulting weight loss remains durable, often for decades, according to obesity expert Dr. Caroline Apovian.

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Caroline M. Apovian, MD, is professor of medicine and pediatrics, in the section of endocrinology, diabetes, and nutrition at Boston University School of Medicine and the director of the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management at Boston Medical Center.

Dr. Apovian is an internationally recognized authority on nutrition, metabolism, and obesity medicine and has been in the field for nearly 3 decades.

Her current research interests are in: weight loss/gain and its effects on adipose tissue metabolism and inflammation, obesity and cardiovascular disease (CVD), resolution of diabetes and CVD in the bariatric surgery population, disparities in the treatment of obesity in underserved populations and novel pharmacotherapeutic agents for the treatment of obesity.