Bariatric Surgery May Improve Brain Metabolism In Obese Patients Interview with:
Cintia Cercato, MD, PhD and
Emerson Leonildo Marques

University of São Paulo in Brazil

Medical Research: What are the main findings of the study?

Answer: The major findings are that the cerebral metabolism of the obese compared to normal weight people is increasing. The fact that it can be increased means a greater chance of Alzheimer‘s disease, but bariatric surgery can reduce cerebral metabolism of obese.
Medical Research: Were any of the findings unexpected?

Answer: We thought that the cerebral metabolism of the obese patients was different from that of normal weight individuals. The most interesting finding was that bariatric surgery changes the brain of obese in areas related to Alzheimer‘s disease.

Medical Research: What should clinicians and patients take away from your report?

Answer: We would like to pay attention to the brain as an organ to benefit from weight loss.

Medical Research: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?

Answer: We recommend study a greater number of people to confirm our findings.


Changes in Neuropsychological Tests and Brain Metabolism After Bariatric Surgery

The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

Emerson Leonildo Marques, Alfredo Halpern, Marcio Corrêa Mancini, Maria Edna de Melo, Nídia Celeste Horie, Carlos Alberto Buchpiguel, Artur Martins Novaes Coutinho, Carla Rachel Ono, Silvana Prando, Marco Aurélio Santo, Edécio Cunha-Neto, Daniel Fuentes, Cintia Cercato