A team of scientists at Kent State University’s Department of Psychology has discovered a link between weight loss and improved memory and concentration. Patients who received bariatric surgery were shown to have improved recall abilities 12 weeks after their operations.
John Gunstad, who led the research, was inspired while on a trip in Rhode Island. He had the chance to work with a number of obese patients who were looking to lose weight either through behavioral or surgical means. Gunstad noticed that these patients tended to make very similar mental mistakes. Testing 150 individuals, scientists found that those who lost weight through bariatric surgery showed a marked improvement in memory.
“This is the first evidence to show that by going through this surgery, individuals might improve their memory, concentration and problem solving,” Gunstad said.
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