Patients were surveyed for their levels of hunger before and after surgery patient reported high levels of hunger:
Mildly Hungry Average level of hunger Pretty Hungry Really want to eat Very Hungry Extremely Hungry As Hungry as I can possibly imagine 3% 8% 21% 16% 18% 24% 11%
Note that 24% reported being extremely hungry on average every day before surgery.
None reported that they were:Not at all Hungry Not very Hungry Slight Hungry
After surgery patients reported a marked change in the level of hunger:
Not very hungry Slight Hunger Mildly Hungry Average level of hunger 22% 22% 19% 24%
Now after MGB 87% of patients reported average level of daily hunger had decreased to "Not Very Hungry" to Average Levels of Hunger"