Real Life Changes in Physical Activity Due to Intragastric Balloon Therapy and Their Relationship to Improving Cognitive Functions: Preliminary Findings

Agata P. Gaździńska , Aleksandra Mojkowska , Michał Janewicz , Marek Binder , Piotr Zieliński , Stefan P. Gaździński


Background We evaluated if the intragastric balloon (IGB) treatment leads to the increase in physical activity (PA) and whether they are related to cognitive improvements. Methods Fourteen morbidly obese patients (151 ± 24 kg, BMI = 51.8 ± 6.5, 107 ± 26% excess weight, 43.3 ± 10.6 years) underwent 6-day-long, uninterrupted evaluations of PA 1 month before IGB insertion and 1 month after its removal. Results Active energy expenditure and physical activity duration increased by more than 80% (p < 0.001) whereas the number of steps per day by 20% (p = 0.016). There was a pattern of relationships between cognitive improvements and increases in PA (p < 0.05). In particular, working memory improvements correlated with the increase in time spent on light physical activities (r = 0.673, p = 0.004). Conclusion The relationships suggest that an increase in physical activity mediates cognitive improvements in bariatric patients.
Author Agata P. Gaździńska
Agata P. Gaździńska,,
, Aleksandra Mojkowska
Aleksandra Mojkowska,,
, Michał Janewicz (Wydział Psychologii w Warszawie)
Michał Janewicz,,
- Wydział Psychologii w Warszawie
, Marek Binder
Marek Binder,,
, Piotr Zieliński
Piotr Zieliński,,
, Stefan P. Gaździński
Stefan P. Gaździński,,
Journal seriesObesity Surgery, ISSN 0960-8923, e-ISSN 1708-0428, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.5
ASJC Classification2712 Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism; 2746 Surgery; 2916 Nutrition and Dietetics
Languageen angielski
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