Smoking and alcohol use in gastric bypass patients.

  title={Smoking and alcohol use in gastric bypass patients.},
  author={Michelle R Lent and Sharon M Hayes and G Craig Wood and Melissa Napolitano and George Argyropoulos and Glenn S. Gerhard and Gary D. Foster and Christopher D. Still},
  journal={Eating behaviors},
  volume={14 4},
Bariatric surgery may increase the risk of substance use. The purpose of this study was to prospectively assess smoking and alcohol use before and after bariatric surgery, identify characteristics associated with alcohol use and smoking, and examine substance use and weight loss. Participants (N = 155, mean = 50.1 ± 11.3 y and 45.7 ± 7.0 kg/m(2)) were Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) patients that completed surveys on substance use preoperatively and postoperatively. Alcohol use decreased… CONTINUE READING