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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

 

Memory loss fear over obesity ops

‘Weight loss surgery could lead to a condition which can result in memory loss, according to US research.

The syndrome – Wernicke encephalopathy – affects the nervous system and brain, and can lead to confusion and the inability to co-ordinate movement.

The study, published in Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology, says the syndrome is caused by a lack of vitamin B1, or thiamine.

Frequent vomiting after surgery can lead to the syndrome, the study found.’




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