There are several methods of performing bariatric surgeries, but they all have the same goal – as quickly as possible to cause feeling of satiety. Recently, scientists have discovered a new positive effect of such operations is the development of aversion to noxious food.
Bariatric surgery is sometimes the last hope in combating obesity – they are assigned only in case, if gentle methods of treatment proved ineffective and there is a threat of life of the patient.
Such surgeries (gastric band, sleeve gastroplasty, gastric bypass and biliopankreaticheskoe bypass) is directed to the fact that the patient could at one time to eat smaller meals and to at the same time, he quickly disappeared hunger.
But British researchers from the clinic of the Royal Infirmary in Leicester (Leicester Royal Infirmary) found that after surgery gastric bypass by Roux (Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery) many patients changed the sense of taste of food, and some kinds of food developed a real disgust.
By a happy coincidence, in most cases, rejected food products be harmful.
The study’s authors interviewed more than 100 patients undergoing such an operation.
97% of study participants reported a noticeable decrease in appetite (which actually was the main goal of surgery).
However, in addition, 73% of subjects also reported a change in taste, and 42% of the change olfactory sensation.
Also 73% of respondents reported the emergence of a fairly strong aversion to those products which before the operation were among their favorites.
Of that number, 33% of subjects stopped liking meat and meat products, including sausage, ham and bacon (that is, the products are much more harmful than natural meat).
12% of participants began to experience an aversion to breads, butter cakes, and sour cream, cheese and ice cream.
At the same time, an aversion to useful vegetables and fruits appeared only in 4% and 3% of study participants, respectively.