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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—July 2016

News and Trends—July 2016

| July 1, 2016

News from the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) 76th Scientific Session Bariatric Surgery Found To Be A More Effective Way to Control Diabetes in Obese Asian Indian Patients COSMID Trial indicates that bariatric surgery is more effective than medical and lifestyle management in controlling type 2 diabetes in population that gets sicker sooner Cincinnati, Ohio—During the […]

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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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News and Trends—February 2016

News and Trends—February 2016

| February 1, 2016

News from the American Board of Obesity Medicine American Board of Obesity Medicine Continues Rapid Growth—Diplomates in United States and Canada Soar to Nearly 1,600 Denver, Colorado—More than 400 physicians were certified as obesity medicine specialists last week, when the results of the 2015 American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) certification exam were released by […]

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News and Trends—January 2016

News and Trends—January 2016

| January 1, 2016

News from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists About the AACE. The AACE represents more than 7,000 endocrinologists in the United States and abroad. AACE is the largest association of clinical endocrinologists in the world. The majority of AACE members are certified in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism and concentrate on the treatment of patients with […]

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News and Trends—December 2015

News and Trends—December 2015

| December 1, 2015

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR METABOLIC AND BARIATRIC SURGERY, OBESITY GROUPS TAKE AIM AT STATES THAT DENY COVERAGE OF OBESITY TREATMENT UNDER AFFORDABLE CARE ACT Five Groups File Complaint with U.S. Health and Human Services Citing Non-Compliance and Discrimination in 27 States GAINESVILLE, Florida—The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and groups including The Obesity […]

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News and Trends—November 2015

News and Trends—November 2015

| November 1, 2015

35 Medical Societies Gather for Second Annual National Obesity Summit GAINESVILLE, Florida— Representatives from 35 major health and medical organizations including, the American Diabetes Association (ADA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Heart Association (AHA), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) convened for a second annual summit in Chicago […]

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