Article on Weight Loss Surgery and Sugar Addiction Demonstrates the Effectiveness of Bariatric Procedures, Notes Beverly Hills Physicians

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Commenting on the recent article, the Los Angeles area health and beauty medical group explains that this study may reveal one big reason why so many patients find success with weight loss surgery.

One of BHP’s many successful weight loss surgery patients.

Changes to the brain, and changes to the capacity of the stomach, make weight loss surgery the best, scientifically proven method for losing a significant amount of excess weight.

According to an article published November 20th by Medical News Today, researchers at the Yale University School of Medicine have found that bariatric surgery can reduce the dopamine burst that people often get when they consume sugar, leading to a reduction in the intensity of sugar cravings in patients who have had a bariatric procedure. The researchers said that, although more research needs to be done to support and explore the data further, these findings do “provide the first evidence of a causal link between striatal dopamine and the outcomes of bariatric interventions.” According to Los Angeles medical group Beverly Hills Physicians, this is just one of the many reasons why patients have been able to lose weight with bariatric surgery far better than those of a similar weight who try to lose weight with diet and exercise alone. They explain that both changes to the brain, and changes to the capacity of the stomach, make weight loss surgery the best, scientifically proven method for losing a significant amount of excess weight.

  • Changes to the Brain – As the study reveals, certain types of weight loss surgery can actually change the way we crave and consume sugary foods. While Beverly Hills Physicians notes that foods high in sugar are by no means the only culprit for obesity, the data is illustrative of the anecdotal claim made by many patients that, after the procedure, they feel like they have a “new relationship with food.” With reduced cravings, bariatric patients can make better choices about what they eat, and stave off cravings to overeat.
  • Reduced Stomach Capacity – Beverly Hills Physicians explains that all types of weight loss surgery are meant to reduce the capacity of the stomach, despite taking different paths to accomplish this goal. The sleeve gastrectomy, for example, involves the removal of around 80 percent of the stomach, so patients feel full much quicker into each meal. Beverly Hills Physicians explains that, because the brain adjust to habits over time, the fact that patients will feel satisfied after eating a much smaller amount of food will, over time, become normalized, and patients will often view food in a different way.

For years, Beverly Hills Physicians has served as a renowned medical group offering the most popular health and beauty procedures in the Los Angeles area. While many of their patients are familiar with the celebrated work they do in the field of plastic surgery, their team also includes bariatric specialists who can perform the top procedures while minimizing risk for the patients. For more information about life-changing weight loss surgery, and a wide variety of other highly sought after procedures, call the medical group at 800-788-1416, or visit BHP online at

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