Stefan Gaździński PhD presented the research findings on influence of diet in rats on brain and metabolism at the 20th World Congress of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders.
The paper titled "The potential influence of diet on the assessment of the effects of metabolic surgery on the brain in rodent model" is based on the research results obtained from the research grant funded by Polish National Science Centre. This unique study was conducted and interpreted by a MIAM research team in collaboration with the scientists from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. They found out that the diet affects not only a body metabolism but also has an impact on the structure of brain and the cognitive functions in rats.
Although, during the research no bariatric surgical procedures were performed in rats, but the results of the study in animal models indicate that there is a need to adopt a standardized diet in that kind of research.
The study presented at IFSO was co-authored by Mariusz Wyleżoł PhD, Agata Gaździńska PhD, Col Olaf Truszczyński PhD and Zuzanna Setkowicz PhD from the Institute of Zoology of the Jagiellonian University. The 20th World Congress of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders was held from 26 to 29 August in Vienna.
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