Gastric band treatment increases risk of drink dependency
In a presentation to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery it was highlighted that over 11% of 2,000 men and women who have had gastric band surgery run a high risk of becoming dependant on alcohol after this procedure.
Research outlined that about 7% of these people drunk too much before the operation representing a 50% and these results were simultaneously released online by the Journal of the American Medical Association.
They say that the finding shouldn't steer people who could benefit from gastric bypass surgery away from the procedure. But it should prompt them—and their doctors—to be on the lookout for changes in alcohol use or abuse afterwards.
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