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26/06/17 - Policy
Obesity screening
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is recommending that clinicians screen for obesity in children and adolescents aged six years and older and offer or refer them to comprehensive,...
17/05/17 - Policy
European Obesity Day 2017
European Obesity Day will take place on Saturday 20th May and will be marked by events to be held across the region to draw attention to the growing obesity epidemic. Europe's leading organisation...
11/05/17 - Policy
Call to action
Europe's leading organisation responsible for research into obesity, the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO), has warned that EU Member States need to do more to tackle the growing...
17/05/17 - Policy
Obesity is a disease
The World Obesity Federation has issued a Position Statement in which the authors state that obesity is a chronic relapsing disease process and fits the epidemiological model of a disease process,...
03/05/17 - Policy
Canadian report
An investigation into Canadians' access to publicly and privately funded medical care for obesity, by the Canadian Obesity Network (CON), has found a number of shortcomings when it comes to patient...
18/08/17 - 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...

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