Food hunger, love hunger: An observational study of obese patients candidates for sleeve gastrectomy

Mina Lo cascio, Raffaella Cozzolino, Alberto Vito, Vincenzo Scarallo


Obesity is a multifactorial disease that recognizes in its etiology co-presence of genetic, metabolic, hormonal, psychological and social factors influencing and supporting clinical setting . The important role played by psychological and social aspects in the field of bariatric surgery is widely recognized . The purpose of this observational study was to evaluate the presence of eating disorders in obese patients undergoing to longitudinal gastrectomy; also presence of low self-esteem and redundancy of dysfunctional interaction-family models.


obesity; psychological support; sleeve gastrectomy; self-esteem; binge eating disorder; family interaction.

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