‘Hunger’ – Research into obesity that involves blocking a major nerve!

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2742190/Could-key-beating-obesity-blocking-hunger-nerve-Interrupting-signals-telling-brain-eat-boosts-weight-loss.html#comments

I spend quite a bit of time browsing the latest health headlines in the media since I often receive emails from former clients or readers who ask me my opinion on the latest diet or surgical intervention.

This morning an article popped up about a study that involved blocking the Vagus Nerve to control hunger in a number of participants and the results indicated that a percentage of those who did have this temporary procedure lost more weight than the control group. All the participants were also involved in weight management education and exercise.

The Vagus Nerve.
We have 12 cranial nerves and the Vagus nerve extends from the brain stem through some of our major operating systems and organs such as the oesophagus, heart and lungs into our abdomen to the stomach and onto the intestines. It has a number of vital roles within the body as it…

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