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35 Medical Organizations Gather for ASMBS Second Annual National Obesity Summit
In September, representatives from 35 major health and medical organizations, including the American Diabetes Association (ADA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Heart Association (AHA), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), convened in Chicago at the second annual National Obesity Summit on the Provision of Care for the Obese Patient...


THE NEW THINKING ON PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF HEART DISEASE, TYPE 2 DIABETES INCLUDES METABOLIC SURGERY
The American Heart Association (AHA) and American Diabetes Association (ADA) have updated a joint scientific statement on cardiovascular disease in adults with type 2 diabetes, calling bariatric or metabolic surgery “the most effective treatment for attaining significant and durable weight loss in severely obese patients” with an ability to “reverse or improve may obesity-related conditions including type 2 diabetes."...


ASMBS, TOS and OAC Go to the White House
Representatives from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), The Obesity Society (TOS), Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics went to the White House to visit Debra “Deb” Eschmeyer Executive Director of Let’s Move! and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy...