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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...
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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