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05/09/17 - Policy
US obesity rates
Adult obesity rates are showing signs of levelling off, according to the 14th annual State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America report from the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and...
30/08/17 - Policy
Third IFSO Global Registry Report
The Third IFSO Global Registry Report (2017) has been released at the XXII World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) in London, UK....
21/08/17 - Policy
DA intragastric balloons warning
The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Association for Bariatric Endoscopy (ABE), a Division of ASGE, has responded to the FDA’s letter alerting healthcare providers about...
17/08/17 - Policy
FDA alert
The FDA has issuing an update to alert health care providers of five reports of unanticipated deaths that occurred from 2016 to present in patients with liquid-filled intragastric balloon systems...
27/06/17 - Policy
Scientific Statement
A Scientific Statement issued by the Endocrine Society has called for more research aimed specifically at understanding the underlying mechanisms that make it difficult to maintain long-term weight...
01/11/17 - Policy
Intragastric balloon therapy
Apollo Endosurgery has announced the presentation of the largest global review of intragastric balloons titled “Brazilian Intragastric Balloon Consensus after more than 40,000 cases” at ObesityWeek...
25/10/17 - Policy
Endoscopic Suturing Procedure Registry
Apollo Endosurgery has entered into a Registry Funding Agreement with the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Center for GI Innovation and Technology, to develop and administer a registry...
11/10/17 - Policy
Updated guidance
Guidance on commissioning weight assessment services and management clinics in the UK, first published in 2014, has been updated and now includes guidelines on children and young people. The guidance...

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