Gastric Bypass Surgeries Could at Greater Risk of Up Alcohol Dependency Risk

by Bidita Debnath on  February 9, 2014 at 11:00 PM Research News
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Patients who undergo bypass operations could be at greater risk of drunkenness and alcohol dependency, find researchers.

Bariatric or obesity surgery, where patients' stomachs are radically reduced in size, also changes the way the body processes alcohol, they said.
 Gastric Bypass Surgeries Could at Greater Risk of Up Alcohol Dependency Risk
Gastric Bypass Surgeries Could at Greater Risk of Up Alcohol Dependency Risk

Drinking after a surgical procedure can result in drunkenness within minutes of swallowing. The surgery may also affect a patient's body chemistry, making the drinking more rewarding and satisfying, which can make dependency more likely, the Independent reported.

Animal studies have found a significant increase in alcohol uptake after surgery.

Anecdotal evidence in men and women who had undergone stomach surgery set alarm bells ringing.

Source: ANI

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