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The Obesity/Cancer Connection: Evidence Grows, More Calls for Action
A new study in the April 16 online issue of JAMA Oncology finds obesity was associated with an increased risk for prostate cancer in African American men and that the risk quadrupled as body-mass index (BMI) increased...


New Study Finds Six Clusters of Individuals with Obesity
One size does not fit all when diagnosing and treating obesity. New research suggests people with obesity fall into six different categories, and that health professionals should tailor treatment strategies accordingly...


“It Starts Now” Film and Video Contest Seeks Inspiring Stories About Obesity in America
It Starts Now, a nationwide competition that seeks short videos and films about obesity in America, begins today. Entries are being sought that creatively inspire, motivate and/or educate the public about issues related to obesity. Submissions will be judged on originality, creativity, direction, production value, dignity, content and thoughtfulness...


Integrated Health Goes to Washington
On April 24, 2015, leaders of the Integrated Health Executive Council (IHEC) of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) descended on Capitol Hill to educate legislators and their staff about the ASMBS’s advocacy priorities at both the federal and state levels. Issues that were discussed included the obesity community’s support for the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) and implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s essential health benefit (EHB) provisions at the state level...



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