Can a gastric bypass turn you into an alcoholic? One in five patients develop a drink problem, study finds

One in five patients who undergo a popular weight-loss surgical procedure develop a drinking problem, research suggests.

Patients who have a gastric bypass – where the size of the stomach is reduced – have twice the risk of alcohol abuse compared to those who have a gastric band fitted, a new study reveals.

Within five years of having a bypass, 20.8 percent of patients develop symptoms of alcohol abuse compared to 11.3 percent who have a gastric band, the findings show.

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