Gastric bypass and gastric banding are two of the top choices among ways to reduce some weight. However, according to a recent study, the first one is better than the latter since it helps the patient to resist food.
Dr. Tony Goldstone and his associates had followed had conducted surveys on patients who have undergone either surgery. His team discovered that deep down in their brains, the gastric bypass patients appeared to resist high-calorie foods.
Goldstone claims that the test shows that gastric banding patients had to exert a lot of effort to control themselves from eating high-calorie foods compared to the other surgery. Gastric banding patients also have high concern regarding their health.
On the other hand, gastric bypass patients do not feel the craving as the other group of patients feels whenever they are in front of their favorite food.
The two weight loss operations have the same goals. They want to shrink their stomach, so they would feel full with less food. In gastric bypass, the stomach surgically cut, and the other end rerouted to bypass part of the small intestine. With gastric banding, a silicone band attached around the top of the stomach in reducing its size.
Between the two, gastric banding, is more popular since it can be removed if the patient decide that they want it removed. Gastric bypass is permanent since part of the small intestine rerouted. Earlier research discovered that gastric bypass is more effective to losing weight. There is no clear evidence why gastric bypass is more effective than the other surgery.
Goldstone’s team examined 30 gastric bypass patients, 28 gastric banding patients and 20 people never had any surgery to lose some weight. All the people that participated in the study had started out as obese; the two surgery group proves that they are ahead of their peers as they lose more weight than the nonsurgical group.
Given that banding patients lose weight gradually than the other, gastric banding patients need to undergone the whole surgery for 18 months. Gastric bypass is shorter as patients only need 10 months for the surgery.
All the participants got asked to fill out an eating behavior feedback form, and 20 people in each group gone through functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) whilst looking at pictures of food.
Researchers found out that gastric bypass patients did not have a hard time in controlling themselves to stay away from eating too much.