This item caught my eye today:

Alcohol stronger after obesity surgery.

The research team gave 36 men and women – 19 who had obesity surgery and 17 who did not – five ounces of red wine each to drink in 15 minutes. Using a breathalyzer, their alcohol levels were measured every five minutes until it returned to zero.

More than 70 percent of the surgery patients hit a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 percent, which qualifies as legally intoxicated in California, and two reached levels above .15, Morton said.

By contrast, most of the control group had levels below 0.05 percent, the study reported.

So if you had your stomach stapled for weight loss, watch the alcohol, and consider becoming the designated driver so you can avoid the alcohol completely.


Nancy Reyes is a retired physician living in the Philippines. Her webpage is Finest Kind Clinic and Fishmarket 

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