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9. Alcohol

Alcohol is not recommended after surgery. Surgery changes the way your body absorbs and processes alcohol. Alcohol contains calories that will work against your weight loss goal, and it may cause ulcers. Alcohol is also more addictive after surgery. One in five patients develop alcohol-use disorder within 7 years after surgery.

Need support to lower your drinking risk? Check out our Center for Healthy Living resources on alcohol and your health.

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