Nicola Scopinaro

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OBJECTIVE Gastric bypass and biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) are known to have a beneficial effect on glucose metabolism superior to that of the other bariatric operations. Thanks to its excellent weight loss results and to its specific actions, BPD has proven able to guarantee permanent normalization of serum glucose, triglyceride, and cholesterol levels(More)
The role of possessing an abnormal body weight in the body image alterations of obese patients was evaluated in bariatric surgery subjects prior to and at long term after operation, when body weight and shape had become steadily normalized. Body image was assessed by the body dissatisfaction scale of the Eating Disorders Inventory, the Body Shape(More)
BACKGROUND Bariatric surgery is able to improve glucose and lipid metabolism, and cardiovascular function in morbid obesity. Aim of this study was to compare the long-term effects of malabsorptive (biliary pancreatic diversion, BPD), and restrictive (laparoscopic gastric banding, LAGB) procedures on metabolic and cardiovascular parameters, as well as on(More)
The prevalence of binge eating disorder (BED) was assessed in 68 massively obese patients prior to and following biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) for obesity. The eating behavior and the psychological traits were evaluated by the Three Factor Eating Questionnaire and the Eating Disorder Inventory. Since after BPD the body weight regulation is substantially(More)
Serum cholic and chenodeoxycholic acid conjugates were measured in fasting conditions and after meals in 14 patients with bile acid malabsorption due to ileal resection. Mean serum fasting levels of both primary bile acids did not differ from the controls. After meals, serum cholic acid peaks were lower in patients with ileal resection than in control(More)
The study was carried out in two groups of massively obese women with BMI values who were to undergo bariatric surgery. The patients were evaluated for weight variability and for the presence and the frequency of binge eating. Body composition, resting energy expenditure (REE) and metabolic parameters were also measured. When non-bingeing individuals were(More)
The relationships between the cognitive restraint and the tendency to disinhibition prior to gastric banding for obesity, as assessed by the Three Factor Eating Questionnaire, and the weight loss at one year following the operation were investigated. The amount of overall weight loss was correlated positively to the disinhibition and negatively to the(More)
Food- and weight-related attitudes were assessed in obese subjects prior to biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) and at 1 and 2 years after BPD, when any preoccupation with dieting and body weight and shape should have been abandoned. A decrease in the number of subjects whose food attitudes suggested some loss of control over food consumption, such as snacking,(More)
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