August 29, 2014

PET shows how brain benefits from weight loss

PET images show how weight-loss surgery can curb alterations in brain activity associated with obesity and improve cognitive function involved in planning, strategizing, and organizing.  The new study, published online in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, is the first to assess brain activity in women before and after bariatric surgery (JCEM, August 26, 2014). {read more here}