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June 16, 2008

NEW DATA ON TYPE 2 DIABETES, CANCER AND FIRST NATIONAL SURVEY OF OBESITY SURGERY PATIENTS TO BE PRESENTED AT ASMBS SCIENTIFIC MEETING

More than 60 studies and the first national survey of bariatric surgery patients will
be released...


June 18, 2008

CANCER RISK REDUCED BY 80% AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY

Largest Reductions Seen in Breast Cancer and Colon Cancer

A new study of nearly 6,800 morbidly obese patients shows that those who had bariatric surgery reduced the risk of developing cancer by about 80 percent...


June 18, 2008
SURGERY BEATS CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL TREATMENT IN CONTROLLING TYPE 2 DIABETES IN MORBIDLY OBESE

People with type 2 diabetes and morbid obesity who had laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery were significantly better able to get their blood glucose to normal levels than those who were treated with conventional medical treatment including insulin...


June 18, 2008
20 to 50% EXCESS WEIGHT LOSS TRIGGERS RESOLUTION OR IMPROVEMENT OF OBESITY-RELATED CONDITIONS
New Study Shows Gastric Band Patients Get Results Before All the Excess Weight is Gone

Losing less than half of their excess weight within a year was enough to resolve or dramatically improve type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and sleep apnea...


June 18, 2008
STUDY HIGHLIGHTS ON MORBID OBESITY AND BARIATRIC SURGERY

Presented at the 25th Annual Meeting Of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)...


June 19, 2008
SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN ASTHMA AND OSTEOARTHRITIS AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY
Most No Longer Require Steroids within 18 Months

Most patients with asthma and osteoarthritis were able to stop taking steroids within 18 months of bariatric surgery...