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2011 Press Releases Available for Download (PDF)


Nov 17, 2011

ASMBS AND ASGE ISSUE WHITE PAPER ON ENDOSCOPIC BARIATRIC
THERAPIES (EBTs)

Societies Explore Role of Endoscopy in Treating Obesity

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) have issued a new white paper on the potential role of endoscopic bariatric therapies...


June 16, 2011

NEW RESEARCH SHOWS GASTRIC BYPASS MAY HAVE NEW ROLE FOR LESS OBESE PATIENTS

Higher Remission Rates of Type 2 Diabetes, Better Relative Weight Loss Reported in Patients with BMIs of Less than 35

A new study suggests gastric bypass surgery may be beneficial for patients who weigh less than what has been generally recommended for surgery...


June 15, 2011

DEPRESSION BEFORE SURGERY DOES NOT INTERFERE WITH WEIGHT LOSS AFTER SURGERY, NEW STUDY SHOWS

Depression and anxiety do not seem to interfere with the amount of weight loss or the improvement of obesity-related conditions after bariatric surgery....


June 15, 2011

GASTRIC BYPASS ALLEVIATES MIGRAINE HEADACHES, NEW STUDY FINDS

Surgery Leads to Fewer and Less Severe Migraines For Most Morbidly Obese Patients with Migraines

Bariatric surgery can lead to total or partial alleviation of migraines in nearly 90 percent of morbidly obese patients diagnosed with migraine headaches...


June 15, 2011

NEW STUDY IDENTIFIES KEY RISK FACTORS FOR BARIATRIC SURGERY

Researchers Say Knowing Risks Can Further Increase Safety and Influence
Choice of Procedure

University of California at Irvine (UC Irvine) researchers reviewed data from more than 100,000 bariatric surgery patients and discovered the top six risk factors that could help doctors and patients predict, evaluate, reduce or avoid in-hospital mortality...


June 15, 2011

NEW STUDY SHOWS INCIDENCE OF HEART ATTACK, STROKE, DEATH DROP SIGNIFICANTLY AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY

Bariatric surgery can cut the incidence of heart attack, stroke or death by as much as 50 percent, according to a new study...


June 15, 2011

NEW HOPE FOR WOMEN WITH MORBID OBESITY TRYING TO GET
PREGNANT New

New Study Shows Gastric Bypass May Reverse Infertility

Obesity has been linked to infertility and now a new study shows bariatric surgery may treat its most common cause, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)...


June 15, 2011

NATIONAL STUDY FINDS OUTPATIENT BARIATRIC SURGERY MAY LEAD TO HIGHER MORTALITY AND COMPLICATIONS

Releasing Patients Same Day as Surgery, Sooner than National Average Leads to 13-Fold Increase in 30-day Mortality

A new study of nearly 52,000 patients found that people who had gastric bypass surgery and were discharged from the hospital sooner than the national average of a twoday length
of stay...


June 13, 2011

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR METABOLIC & BARIATRIC SURGERY (ASMBS) HIGHLIGHTS PROGRESS OF SCIENCE IN FIGHT AGAINST OBESITY

New Studies Show Safer Operations and More Health Improvements Beyond Weight Loss

Leading researchers, scientists, medical and surgical professionals from all over the world gather here at the 28th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)...


March 22, 2011

OBESITY GROUPS ENGAGE WITH THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) ON OBESITY TREATMENT

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), the Obesity Society (TOS), the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) are scheduled to meet with the FDA on March 22 to discuss pharmacotherapy for the treatment of the disease of obesity...