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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...
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...
12/02/18 - Policy
WLS Guide Members
The Savoy Hotel in Limerick, Ireland, has become the first restaurant in Ireland and UK to support WLS Guide Members who request help with smaller portions of food. According to the WLS, 51% of...
19/02/18 - Policy
Approved procedures and devices
The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) has added the intragastric balloon to its list of approved procedures and devices, following an extensive review and analysis of...
30/01/18 - Policy
Metabolic surgery for T2DM
A joint statement, ‘Metabolic Surgery in the Treatment Algorithm for Type 2 Diabetes: A Joint Statement by International Diabetes Organizations’, endorsed by 50 international organizations and...

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