Journal article

Change in emotional eating after bariatric surgery: systematic review and meta-analysis

LY Wong, N Zafari, L Churilov, L Stammers, S Price, EI Ekinci, P Sumithran

BJS Open | JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: The effect of bariatric surgery on 'emotional eating' (EE) in people with obesity is unclear. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to examine changes in self-reported emotional eating behaviour after bariatric surgery. METHODS: Fifteen electronic databases were searched from inception to August 2019. Included studies encompassed patients undergoing primary bariatric surgery, quantitatively assessed EE, and reported EE scores before and after surgery in the same participants. Studies were excluded if they were not in English or available in full text. The systematic review and meta-analysis were conducted according to the PRISMA guidelines. Random-effects models were use..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work received no specific funding. E.I.E. was supported by research grants from the Sir Edward Weary Dunlop Medical Research Foundation. P.S. is supported by a David Bickart Clinical Research Fellowship from the University of Melbourne and an Investigator Grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council. Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest.