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Position paper calls for strengthening of obesity research

Researchers led by a team from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have published a position paper recommending changes to improve the evidence for natural experiments in obesity following a systematic literature review. The position paper, ‘Methods for Evaluating Natural Experiments in Obesity: A Systematic Review’, was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Joint paper addresses weight stigma in childhood obesity

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and The Obesity Society (TOS) are seeking to raise awareness and provide recommendations regarding the prevalence and negative effects of weight stigma on paediatric patients and their families. In a joint policy statement, ‘Stigma Experienced by Children and Adolescents With Obesity,’ published in the journal Pediatrics, the recommendations include:

AACE promise obesity education for endocrinologists

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists has issued a new position statement proposing the creation of an obesity training and certification programme for members of its specialty.

AHA support bariatric surgery

The American Heart Association (AHA) has voiced its cautious support of bariatric surgery for the severely obese, stating that it can result in long-term weight loss and significant reductions in cardiac and other risk factors for some severely obese adults.

In a scientific statement, “Bariatric Surgery and Cardiac Risk Factors”, the AHA say that while bariatric surgery is “not a benign surgery”, requiring serious lifestyle changes, the benefits can outweigh the risks for safe surgical candidates with a BMI of over 40 for whom other medical therapy techniques have failed.

ASMBS update sleeve gastrectomy position statement

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) has published an updated position statement on the use of sleeve gastrectomy (SG).

AHA supports bariatric surgery for the severely obese

The American Heart Association (AHA) has voiced its cautious support of bariatric surgery for the severely obese, stating that it can result in long-term weight loss and significant reductions in cardiac and other risk factors for some severely obese adults.

IDF recommends bariatric surgery for T2DM

Bariatric surgery should be considered earlier in the treatment of obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF).

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