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News and Trends  June 2017

News and Trends June 2017

| June 1, 2017

Weight-Loss Surgery Puts Patients at High Risk for Alcohol Problems, Even Years After Procedure PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania—One in five patients who undergo one of the most popular weight-loss surgical procedures is likely to develop problems with alcohol, with symptoms sometimes not appearing until years after their surgery, according to one of the largest, longest-running studies of […]

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News and Trends: April 2017

News and Trends: April 2017

| April 1, 2017

An Update on the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2017 The Obesity Society Optimistic of the Passage of the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2017 Washington, D.C.–The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2017 was introduced this month in both the Senate and House with bi-partisan support. The Obesity Society acknowledges the support […]

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News and Trends: January 2017

News and Trends: January 2017

| January 1, 2017

The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) releases The 2017 Obesity Algorithm Denver, CO—For millions of Americans battling obesity, the biggest obstacle to weight loss and wellness is not whether they can stick to a diet or exercise regularly, it’s overcoming the bias they encounter at their own doctor’s office. From blood pressure cuffs and scales designed […]

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News and Trends—October 2016

News and Trends—October 2016

| October 1, 2016

News from the American College of Surgeons First Report from Nationwide Bariatric Registry Examines the Outcomes of Common Surgical Techniques Used in Popular Weight Loss Procedures CHICAGO, Illinois—By analyzing information included in the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) database, the largest bariatric-specific nationwide registry, researchers found that laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, […]

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News and Trends—September 2016

News and Trends—September 2016

| September 1, 2016

New Report Finds Adult Obesity Rates Decreased in Four States Obesity Rates Remain High: 25 States have Adult Obesity Rates above 30 Percent Washington, D.C.— U.S. adult obesity rates decreased in four states (Minnesota, Montana, New York and Ohio), increased in two (Kansas and Kentucky) and remained stable in the rest, between 2014 and 2015, […]

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News and Trends—August 2016

News and Trends—August 2016

| August 1, 2016

Patients Who Undergo Weight-Loss Operations at Accredited Bariatric Surgical Centers Have Fewer Postoperative Complications Findings reveal that some patients are frustrated and discontinued medication because they were not reaching their individualized A1C target quick enough Chicago, Illinois—Patients who have weight-loss operations at nonaccredited bariatric surgical facilities in the United States are up to 1.4 times […]

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News and Trends—June 2016

News and Trends—June 2016

| June 1, 2016

News from the American Diabetes Association Consensus from Diabetes Organizations Worldwide: Metabolic Surgery Recognized as a Standard Treatment Option for Type 2 Diabetes A Special Issue of Diabetes Care Reports First-Ever Clinical Guidelines for When to Recommend or Consider Metabolic Surgery as Treatment for People with Diabetes Alexandria, Virginia—Metabolic, or weight-loss, surgery quickly and dramatically […]

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News and Trends—May 2016

News and Trends—May 2016

| May 1, 2016

No Decline in Obesity Rates among American Children, New Study Finds Rates of severe obesity continue to present a serious public health threat, researchers say Durham, North Carolina—The Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) announced results from a study that finds no evidence of a decline in obesity prevalence in any age group, despite reports to […]

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News and Trends—April 2016

News and Trends—April 2016

| April 1, 2016

FINAL STAMPEDE RESULTS: GLYCEMIC BENEFITS OF BARIATRIC SURGERY PERSIST OVER TIME Glycemic control, weight loss endure out to five years CHICAGO, Illinois—In the final, five-year follow-up report from the influential STAMPEDE (Surgical Therapy And Medications Potentially Eradicate Diabetes Efficiently) trial, Cleveland Clinic research shows that bariatric surgery’s beneficial effects on blood glucose control in mild […]

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News and Trends—March 2016

News and Trends—March 2016

| March 1, 2016

The Endocrine Society Offers Obesity CME at 2016 Annual Meeting April 1–4, 2016, in Boston, Massachusetts The Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, ENDO 2016, offers current American Board of Obesity Medicine diplomates and doctors interested in certifying as obesity medicine specialists the opportunity to engage and network with peers while earning Continuing Medical Education credits on […]

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