Surgeons went in there like special-ops forces and just took out what was causing the problem. But they found that patients developed symptoms and couldn't eat when food bypassed the stomach and got "dumped" right into the intestines; in that scenario, nutrients entered the bloodstream too quickly as they got mainlined directly into the sensitive absorptive areas of our bowels. This ailment earned the title "dumping syndrome" and suffering patients would feel nauseated, clammy, and sweaty.
Now, that all sounds about as appealing as a piping hot cup of Budweiser—unless you're trying to lose a lot of weight. The surgeons found that those patients who were not experiencing digestion problems were eating smaller portions—and eating healthier foods since foods with a high sugar content really got the dumping syndrome cooking. So that made researchers believe they could curb appetites surgically by bypassing the stomach during the digestion process.
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