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May 22, 2007

Addiction Transfer: Alcohol after Gastric Bypass Surgery

New studies are bringing up one of the most common side effects of Bariatric Surgery: “Addiction Transfer”. I have written about it in the past, and it is again in the news. This is why obesity is not only in your body, but in your mind. It does not only take surgery, but psychological help before, and after the Gastric Bypass procedure to succeed.

Doctors have known that when digestive systems are reduced and rerouted for gastric bypass, it takes less food to feel full and less booze to get drunk. So it is easy to fall into alcohol problems after this surgery. (Read Here)

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