The First Human Test of Deep Brain StimulationQuestions about deep brain stimulation for obesity treatment has been answered. Three patients go through the test with deep brain stimulation and researchers state that the test succeeded and it does resets metabolism in morbidly obese patients.

“Can electrodes implanted in the brain reset a person’s metabolism and curb binge eating? The first human test of deep brain stimulation of the lateral hypothalamic area (LHA) succeeded in increasing resting metabolic rate, according to a study presented last week in Berlin, Germany.

Michael Oh, M.D., a neurosurgeon at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa., presented his team’s early findings at the International Neuromodulation Society’s 11th World Congress.

According to the researchers, previous animal studies suggested that the LHA plays a vital role in regulating metabolism and can stimulate weight loss, regardless of how many calories a person consumes.” (Read more)

 

 

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