Effects of Roux-en-Y Gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy on food preferences and potential mechanisms involved
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Purpose of Review: Bariatric surgery leads to a substantial decrease in energy intake. It is unclear whether this decrease in energy intake is simply due to eating smaller portions of the same food items or a shift in food preference towards less energy-dense foods. This review evaluates the existing literature on changes in food preferences after bariatric surgery and the potential mechanisms involved.
Recent Findings: Changes in food preferences have been reported; however, the evidence is mainly based on indirect measurements, such as self-reporting. When changes in food preferences are directly assessed, results contradict previous findings, indicating that results based on self-reporting must be interpreted with caution as they do not necessarily reflect actual behaviour. However, it seems that there could be inter-individual differences in the response to surgery.
Summary: Future studies investigating changes in food preferences should not only focus on direct measured of behaviour but should also consider the heterogeneity of the response after bariatric surgery.
|Journal||Current Obesity Reports|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
- The Faculty of Science - Bariatric surgery, Eating behaviour, Food intake, Food choice, Food reward, Taste perception