Tag: News and Trends

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—May 2017

News and Trends—May 2017

| May 1, 2017

Mental Health does Not Affect Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Results New Study Compares Bariatric Surgery Outcomes According to Preoperative Mental Illness SILVER SPRING, Maryland—People with pre-existing mental health conditions had nearly identical results in weight loss after bariatric surgery as compared to those with no known mental health conditions. Published in Obesity, the scientific journal […]

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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—March 2017

News and Trends—March 2017

| March 1, 2017

American Gastroenterological Association Releases Obesity Practice Guide Gastroenterologists should address obesity with their patients and provide early therapy. Bethesda, Maryland—Patients with obesity need a multidisciplinary approach to achieve a healthy weight, and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) believes that gastroenterologists are in a unique position to lead the care team. To provide gastroenterologists with a […]

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News and Trends—February 2017

News and Trends—February 2017

| February 1, 2017

Fat Shaming Linked to Greater Health Risks Penn study finds patients with obesity who internalize negative stereotypes have a greater risk of cardiovascular, metabolic diseases PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania—Body shaming is a pervasive form of prejudice, found in cyber bullying, critiques of celebrities’ appearances, at work and school, and in public places for everyday Americans. People who […]

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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—December 2016

News and Trends—December 2016

| December 1, 2016

New Survey Shows Obesity Ties Cancer as Top Health Threat, Bigger Than Heart Disease and Diabetes for Most Americans NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana—Americans take obesity as seriously as cancer, and say it’s an even bigger health threat than heart disease, the nation’s leading killer, yet most do not go beyond traditional diets or involve doctors in […]

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News and Trends—November 2016

News and Trends—November 2016

| November 1, 2016

News from The Obesity Society The Obesity Society Honors Two U.S. Senators, Current and Emerging Leaders in Obesity Research with its 2016 Awards and Grants Awardees will be recognized at ObesityWeek℠ 2016, Oct. 31- Nov. 4, in New Orleans SILVER SPRING, Maryland ‚ Each year The Obesity Society (TOS) promotes, rewards and encourages research in […]

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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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