gourmand syndrome


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A rare benign eating disorder that may follow a stroke, with residual damage of the right frontal lobe, characterised by an obsessive focussing on eating, thinking, talking, and writing about fine foods

gourmand syndrome

Neurology A rare, benign, eating disorder that may follow a stroke, with residual damage of the right frontal lobe, characterized by an obsessive focusing on eating, thinking, talking, and writing about fine foods
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Researchers have described people with damage to a particular brain region resulting in their developing an intense interest in high cuisine as having gourmand syndrome.
Marianne Regard of University Hospital in Zurich and Theodor Landis of Geneva University call this benign disorder gourmand syndrome.
After studying 723 patients suspected of having a discrete lesion in the brain, she and Landis identified 34 more instances of gourmand syndrome.