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How does a person not slowly starve after bariatric surgery?

Asked by GloPro (8306points) April 14th, 2014 from iPhone

Inspired by a recent thread, I am curious to learn more about bariatric surgery and stomach stapling.

With permanent removal of a large part of your stomach, how does a person maintain good health on a severely reduced caloric intake for the rest of his/her life? Does the metabolism severely slow down? Are they eating 10 meals a day to try to get more calories? Are they ways feeling hungry, or is the satiety center of the brain going to adapt?

How does nutrition work after surgery?

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