Possible link between WLS and Alcoholism?

Is it possible that weight loss surgery can lead to problems with alcohol abuse?  Or is it just the Swedes?

A new study out of Sweden indicates the risk of alcoholism is higher among people who have undergone weight loss surgery.

This might be taking the idea of a liquid diet too far!

The Cost of Obesity

Obesity can not only take a toll on your health and well-being, it can drain your finances as well, as documented in a new survey by the Canadian Obesity Network.

People suffering from obesity spend more on commercial weight loss programs, prescription diet pill and special diets.

Interestingly, a large portion of those surveyed choose these methods over weight loss surgery because wait times for surgery are longer in Canada and because consumers don’t get clear guidance on how to combat obesity, according to the survey’s authors.

Safe for Seniors

Research indicates weight loss surgery is just as safe for seniors as it is for younger patients.

The NIH recommends the age of 65 as the cutoff for weight loss surgery, but this is apparently an “artificial standard.”

After reviewing the records of 50,000 weight loss surgery patients, researchers have concluded that weight loss surgery is safe for seniors.