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
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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.
It is best characterized by the name "gourmand syndrome" and involves a preoccupation with fine food and drink.
Marianne Regard of University Hospital in Zurich and Theodor Landis of Geneva University call this benign disorder gourmand syndrome.