Roux-en-Y tied to increased risk for hospitalization related to alcohol-use disorder

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass was associated with an increased risk for alcohol-use disorder-related hospitalization compared with sleeve gastrectomy and a weight management program, according to research published in JAMA Surgery.“Restrictive procedures, such as sleeve gastrectomy or gastric banding and mixed restrictive or malabsorptive procedures, such as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, are effective in promoting weight loss and reversing underlying metabolic comorbidities, but they may induce differential alterations in alcohol metabolism,” Nadim Mahmud, MD, MS, MPH, MSCE, assistantRead More

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