The influence of bariatric surgery on functions and structures of brain regions, which control eating behavior (PD Dr. Burkhard Pleger, completed)

This study examines which effect the drastic weight loss after bariatric surgery has on the brain regions, that are responsible for eating behavior. Via Magnet-Resonance-Tomography (MRT) patients will be examined in the course of four years. Additionally, the MRT imaging will be used to predict the success or failure of bariatric surgery.

This research project has been approved by the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Medicine of the Universität Leipzig (132-11-18042011).

Duration: 01.12.2011 - 30.04.2015


Description of research project

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Head of project

Pleger, Burkhard

Prof. Dr. Burkhard Pleger

Head of project

+49 341 99-40135

bpleger [at] cbs [dot] mpg [dot] de