AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 27, Number 2, 2018


Deep Brain Stimulation to Reduce Food Cravings? The Data so Far...

Current research has shown that noninvasive stimulation of a specific area of the brain can reduce food cravings for patients. However, there is no real evidence that shows this type of brain stimulation reduces the actual amount of food that is consumed. The area that is being targeted is known as the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC). This are plays a role in the regulation of food cravings and the consumption of foods that are high in calories. To read more, click here.

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