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Hidden Risk of Weight-Loss Procedure

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017 03:39 PM Current | Bio | Archive

College Times says that the top three movies to watch when you're tipsy are "Superbad," "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."

We say, if you find yourself binge-watching them, there's a pretty good chance you're already one drink over the line.

But that doesn't mean you've lowered your standards or lost the remote. It might be that after a sleeve gastrectomy for weight loss, your tolerance of alcohol plummeted.

A new study reveals that after sleeve gastrectomy, women can become legally intoxicated if they consume half the number of drinks it takes for women who haven't had the surgery to register as drunk. Two drinks have the effect of four or five.

And this comes along with research showing similar results for women who've had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. This reduced alcohol tolerance probably holds for men too, because the body's enzymes that process alcohol would be greatly reduced in anyone who's had these operations.

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery estimates that more than half of the 193,000 bariatric procedures in the U.S. annually are sleeve gastrectomies; 80 percent of those patients are women. That's a five-fold increase in the number of these operations from 2010 to 2015.

So, whether you’re male or female, if you've had weight-loss surgery, ask your doc about changes in digestion of food and alcohol that it causes.

Respect the constraints that this operation places on your daily habits, and you'll reap its amazing benefits.

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