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An article in issue 11 of Bariatric News raised a debate among our readers - is psychosocial assessment always necessary?

Pradeep Chowbey

In September 2012, the XVIII World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Disorders will be held in New Delhi, India. We spoke to the congress president, Dr Pradeep Chowbey.

Antonio Torres

Bariatric News talks to Antonio Torres, President of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders.

Spotlight on Asia

A paper from a paper published in the Journal of Obesity entitled ‘Rising Burden of Obesity in Asia’, reports that overweight and obesity have reached epidemic proportions in many Asian countries.

Bariatric surgery in...

The dramatic rise of diabetes in Qatar has resulted in an increase in the number of bariatric procedures. We discuss development of the specialty with Dr Michel Gagner...

Karl Miller

Bariatric News speaks to Karl Miller about a, s, d, and f

Spotlight on Europe

Bariatric News reports on the state of bariatric care in Europe, finding doctors battling a troubling epidemic with sophisticated use of public data.

Snapshot of India

In this issue, our ‘Snapshot’ features Mumbai in India, and a recent report examined the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in the city. In India, epidemiologists and international agencies have been sounding an alarm on the rapidly rising burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) for the past 15 years. It is estimated that by 2020, CVD will be the largest cause of disability and death in India, with 2.6 million Indians predicted to die due to CVD.

Spotlight on Canada

A joint report released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information and the Public Health Agency of Canada, entitled ‘Obesity in Canada 2011’, examines how obesity rates vary across Canada, who is most at risk and possible actions to address it. Based on body mass index (BMI) calculations, the study reports that more than one in four adults (estimates range from 24.3%-25.4%) in Canada and just less than one in 11 children are considered obese.

International Bariatric Club

The International Bariatric Club (IBC) is currently the third largest bariatric organisation after the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the Brazilian Society for Bariatric Surgery. In 2008, the concept of the IBC was born through the visions of Dr Tomasz Rogula, Assistant Professor of Surgery (Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA), Dr. Raul Rosenthal, Professor of Surgery (Cleveland Clinic, Florida, USA) and Dr. Philip Schauer, Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio.

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