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Thank you for your comment regarding alcohol problems after bariatric surgery. The blog was getting too long, and there were many more things I could have added so I appreciate your comment.
There may be several reasons why this happens in some patients, though, by no means the majority. First, sometimes patients trade one addiction--food--for another, such as alcohol abuse or even gambling--after bariatric surgery. Also, some patients may find it easier to take in more calories by liquid (e.g. alcohol) than by overeating food. Further, there is some evidence that gastric bypass surgery may significantly change the way a person metabolizes alcohol, such that peak alcohol levels may occur more rapidly, are higher, and last longer. For the reference, please refer to my book, The Gravity of Weight, pp. 447 ff.
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