Vagus nerve stimulation does not lead to significant changes in body weight in patients with epilepsy

@article{Koren2006VagusNS,
  title={Vagus nerve stimulation does not lead to significant changes in body weight in patients with epilepsy},
  author={Mikhail S. Koren and Mark D. Holmes},
  journal={Epilepsy & Behavior},
  year={2006},
  volume={8},
  pages={246-249}
}
BACKGROUND Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is an FDA-approved treatment for medically intractable epilepsy. The effect of this therapy on body weight is unclear. VNS could cause weight loss by engaging vagal afferents from the gastrointestinal tract mediating satiety. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of body weight changes over a period up to 2 years following VNS implantation. We studied 21 patients (13 M/8 F) 35 +/- 12 years old, who received a Cyberonics VNS Therapy System for… CONTINUE READING

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