Changes to Taste Buds & Perception Produced by Bariatric Surgery May Produce Greater Weight Loss Success

New York Bariatric Group Helps Patients Understand The Full Effects of Bariatric Surgery on the Body for Weight Loss

New Hyde Park, NY – Bariatric surgery is proven to be successful for producing both quick and long-term weight loss results, allowing patients to live happier, healthier and longer lives. Now, a recent study by the Stanford University School of Medicine in California is shedding light on an ancillary way in which bariatric surgery may lead to these results, via a change in a person’s taste buds and their perception of taste.

Different types of bariatric surgery differ in terms of how they achieve a common goal, restricting how much a patient is able to ingest at a time. In a procedure such as either gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy, the physical size of a person’s stomach is altered. A smaller pouch is created which therefore enables a person to feel fuller with much less food, producing dramatic weight loss success.

These researchers have found though that those who reported a decrease in taste intensity following bariatric surgery saw superior results than those who did not report a change, or whose taste became more intense. Individuals who reported a decrease in taste intensity lost 20 percent more weight over a 3-month period.

Further, obese patients were found to be less taste sensitive than normal weight patients even before undergoing bariatric surgery. This showcases that obese individuals may seek satisfaction from food not via quality of flavor, but rather, quantity, an intriguing look at a potential root cause of obesity.

The New York Bariatric Group, which consists of five of the country’s leading bariatric surgeons, places an emphasis not only on safe, innovative and successful surgery, but also on patient education. They have long believed that providing assistance to patients so they can better manage their lifestyle and make long-term behavioral changes is paramount to sustaining results.

This latest study points to both the need for superior pre-surgery interventions to help obese individuals change unhealthy patterns, as well as post-surgery education on following correct nutritional approaches.

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About the New York Bariatric Group

The New York Bariatric Group team consists of six of the country’s leading bariatric surgeons and bariatric experienced anesthesiologists, physicians assistants and medical support staff. Together, they provide innovative and successful treatments to fight obesity, including all types of bariatric surgery, such as laparoscopic banding, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and more. Their surgical team has extensive experience, and NYBG provides an unmatched bariatric program that produces real weight loss success, with patient education, mentorships, support groups, and ongoing assistance with nutrition and post-surgery lifestyle. Visit the New York Bariatric Group online at, or call them at 800.633.8446.

Disclaimer: The content in this press release is for information purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for medical advice. As always, you should consult with a qualified healthcare professional before starting or stopping any medication, nutritional supplement or protocols.

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