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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...
27/04/17 - Policy
Postprandial hyperinsulinemia hypoglycaemia
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) has issued a Position statement on postprandial hyperinsulinemia hypoglycaemia after bariatric surgery for the purpose of enhancing...
23/03/17 - Policy
Restricting bariatric surgery
A freedom of information (FOI) request made to all NHS commissioning groups (CCGs) shows that several CCGs have adopted policies which attempt to ration bariatric surgery to the super-obese, and...
10/03/17 - Policy
EASO warning
EU Member States are being called on to do more to tackle the growing obesity epidemic or they could face crippling costs of providing medical care in the future. The stark warning, and the call for...
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...

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