Want to Keep That Weight Off? (give up computers, video games, and television)

In the years following bariatric surgery, a person’s overall eating behaviors and the amount of time spent watching television, playing video games and using a computer for recreation are a better indication of long-term weight loss success than specific weight control practices like counting calories.

Reducing sedentary behavior; avoiding fast food; addressing problematic eating behaviors — including eating continuously, eating when full, loss of control and binge eating; and promoting self-weighing at least weekly were all behavioral targets the research team identified that patients should strive for and doctors should promote as part of post-surgical patient care.

Analysis identifies patients most at risk for weight regain after bariatric surgery

In Bariatric Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy Now More Common than Bypass — Physician’s First Watch

In Bariatric Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy Now More Common than Bypass — Physician’s First Watch.

The authors examined data on some 44,000 patients undergoing surgery in a 39-hospital Michigan collaborative. From 2008 to 2013, the prevalence of sleeve gastrectomy rose from about 6% to 67% of bariatric procedures. The Roux-en-Y approach dropped from 58% to 27%; adjustable banding fell from 35% to 5%. – See more at: http://www.jwatch.org//fw109242/2014/09/03/bariatric-surgery-sleeve-gastrectomy-now-more-common#sthash.4m9BIpud.dpuf

Weight Loss Surgery May Boost Problem Drinking

Almost 10% of patients undergoing bariatric surgery to combat obesity had symptoms of an alcohol use disorder 2 years after surgery, a large prospective cohort study showed.

The prevalence of alcohol use disorders increased from 7.6% before surgery to 9.6% 2 years after the procedure, as reported online in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

via Medical News: Weight Loss Surgery May Boost Problem Drinking – in Primary Care, Obesity from MedPage Today.

Have surgery, lose weight, become alcoholic!