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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—July 2015

News and Trends—July 2015

| July 1, 2015

IT’S TIME TO ACT ON OBESITY: ETHICON EXPANDS COMMITMENT TO HELP REVERSE THE DEVASTATING IMPACT OF METABOLIC DISEASES Cincinnati, Ohio—Ethicon announced a $3.2 million investment in clinical research to better understand how earlier surgical intervention may improve conditions such as obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. Through its Time to Act on Obesity commitment, Ethicon is […]

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News and Trends-May 2015

News and Trends-May 2015

| May 1, 2015

Weill Cornell Investigators Discover a New Pathway that Prevents Chronic Inflammation in the Gut Investigators Show How Immune Cells are “Educated” Not to Attack Beneficial Bacteria NEW YORK, New York—An international research team led by Weill Cornell Medical College investigators has discovered an answer to why the human immune system ignores roughly 100 trillion beneficial […]

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