Can I drink alcohol after bariatric surgery?

UCLA Health
Administration Specialist

Drinking alcohol after bariatric surgery can be more dangerous, because of the way alcohol is broken down in the body.

Nutritional habits and calories still play an important role, even after bariatric surgery. Liquid calories are particularly important. The body doesn't sense the caloric content of liquids as well as that of solid food, so you are getting more calories and not feeling their effect.

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