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(Reuters)   There's a great way to replace the lost calories after gastric bypass surgery   ( divider line
    More: Fail, gastric bypass surgery, bariatric surgery, effects of alcohol  
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2012-06-18 11:12:15 PM  
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Morbidly obese people replace addictions to food with other addictions, including alcoholism. Brought to you by the Rick Romero Institute for Health.
2012-06-18 11:13:43 PM  
2 votes:

wardlyone: Miller 64 will keep your calorie count in check.

As well as your sobriety.
2012-06-19 01:20:08 AM  
1 vote:
From the article: " according to a large study ". Indeed.

For the super-huge people, it's the folk that keep feeding them that are a big part of the problem. Why not give them gastric band surgery?
2012-06-19 01:09:39 AM  
1 vote:
Gastric bypass blah blah blah. Alcoholic now. Blah blah blah. Getting a kick out of this.
2012-06-19 12:26:29 AM  
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Captain_Ballbeard: I have known two women who have had a bypass, both became raging "binge" drinkers (bingers because their window from 1st drink to passed out in a puddle of piss is only an hour), promiscuous and divorced.

The medical community deliberately looks past the Hippocratic Oath on this one (as they do any plastic surgery in the name of vanity) by requiring bypass patients to "prove" that they have tried all other methods and that they have failed. This proof is in the form of a letter the patient writes, describing all of the diets and exercise regimens that have failed them. Never mind that they have never tried them.


The two that I know were fat because they didn't exercise and used food as a drug. Take away their food hole and they just stuff it with Pinot and Penis.

Wait a minute. Do you mean to tell me that people who lack the discipline to eat healthily and exercise also lack the discipline to control their drinking and sexuality after they lose the weight the easy way? Preposterous, I blame the drinking on a gland problem; because fark personal responsibility.
2012-06-19 12:12:43 AM  
1 vote:
Isn't the purpose of gastric bypass to lose weight? Doesn't a loss of weight mean less alcohol is required for intoxication? Don't people tend to associate frequency of higher levels of intoxication with drinking problems? Therefore, gastric bypass surgeries cause drinking problems in a loose sense of "cause".
2012-06-18 11:35:10 PM  
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dopeydwarf: 2 % points? Amateurs.

Gonad the Ballbarian: Pfft...


Anecdotal at best

I thought that at first, too. But the way they present it in that sentence is misleading.

alcohol abuse climbed only 2 percentage points

Further down:

Before surgery, 7.6 percent of the patients had drinking problems, but two years after surgery, it had increased to 9.6 percent.

In total that's WAY more than a 2% increase.
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