Bariatric surgery patients exhibit improved memory function 12 months postoperatively.

  title={Bariatric surgery patients exhibit improved memory function 12 months postoperatively.},
  author={Lindsay A. Miller and Ross D. Crosby and Rachel Galioto and Gladys Witt Strain and Michael J. Devlin and Rena Wing and Ronald A. Cohen and Robert H. Paul and James E. Mitchell and John J. Gunstad},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  volume={23 10},
BACKGROUND Previous work from our group demonstrated improved memory function in bariatric surgery patients at 12 weeks postoperatively relative to controls. However, no study has examined longer-term changes in cognitive functioning following bariatric surgery. METHODS A total of 137 individuals (95 bariatric surgery patients and 42 obese controls) were followed prospectively to determine whether postsurgery cognitive improvements persist. Potential mechanisms of change were also examined… CONTINUE READING
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