Doreen Bradley Satter, RN, reports on Associated Content that of the approximately 140,000 who undergo weight-loss surgery each year, between 5 and 40 percent of them acquire new compulsive disorders or addictions. (The large gap is due to the fact that problems may not surface until several years after the surgery, when patients are no longer being closely tracked by their doctors.)
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