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Relative Contributions of Afferent Vagal Fibers to Resistance to Diet-Induced Obesity

Conclusions  Truncal vagotomy led to significant reductions in both diet-induced weight gain and visceral abdominal fat deposition. Vagal
de-afferentation led to a more modest, but clinically and statistically significant, reduction in visceral abdominal fat.
As increased visceral abdominal fat is associated with excess morbidity and mortality, vagal de-afferentation may be a useful
adjunct in bariatric surgery.

Content Type Journal ArticleCategory Original ArticlePages 1-10DOI 10.1007/s10620-011-1968-4Authors
A. T. Stearns, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USAA. Balakrishnan, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA …