NDS’s Tipu Aziz on pioneering anorexia neurosurgery on BBC news
23 April 2015
NDS professor Tipu Aziz appeared on BBC National news to speak about the pioneering surgery he delivered to a British woman who has had electrodes placed deep inside her brain in an experimental operation to help cure her of anorexia. Wires carrying electricity were connected to parts of her brain that register her feeling of reward when she eats. Professor Aziz said: “Anorexics have a 40 times higher mortality rate compared to the normal population and people forget that. Otherwise healthy people, mostly girls, die of this disease.” See him interviewed on BBC News.