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ObesityWeek 2017: What to Expect in Washington!
2017 marks the fifth year the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASBMS) and The Obesity Society (TOS) will be joining forces to focus the world on the basic-science, prevention and treatment of obesity, a disease Americans consider to be one of the most serious health problem facing our nation, according to a national survey released by ASMBS during last year’s conference.

Bariatric Surgery Lowers Cancer Risk By a Third, Even More for Obesity-Associated Cancers
Patients with severe obesity who undergo bariatric surgery lowered their risk of developing any cancer by a third, and obesity-associated cancers by more than 40 percent, according to a new study published online in Annals of Surgery.

Number of Gastric Sleeve Surgeries Continues to Rise, Remains the Most Common Procedure
Between 2015 and 2016, the number of bariatric surgeries performed in the United States grew by about 10 percent, according to new estimates from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).