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12/02/18 - Policy
WLS Guide Members
The Savoy Hotel in Limerick, Ireland, has become the first restaurant in Ireland and UK to support WLS Guide Members who request help with smaller portions of food. According to the WLS, 51% of...
19/02/18 - Policy
Approved procedures and devices
The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) has added the intragastric balloon to its list of approved procedures and devices, following an extensive review and analysis of...
30/01/18 - Policy
Metabolic surgery for T2DM
A joint statement, ‘Metabolic Surgery in the Treatment Algorithm for Type 2 Diabetes: A Joint Statement by International Diabetes Organizations’, endorsed by 50 international organizations and...
11/01/18 - Policy
Obesity in the workplace
Effective prevention and treatment steps, including coverage for bariatric surgery when indicated, can help employers to control the health and economic impact of obesity in the workplace, according...
07/12/17 - Policy
EASO recommendations
A post-bariatric multidisciplinary follow-up programme should be an integral part of the clinical pathway at centres delivering bariatric surgery and it should be offered to patients requiring it,...
03/09/18 - Policy
National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
The Obesity Society (TOS) has announced that it will host a variety of activities recognising National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in September to help combat this disease and promote a...
06/06/18 - Policy
SBCBM 2018
On the first day of the XIX Brazilian Congress of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, held this Wednesday, June 6th, in Fortaleza, members of the Brazilian Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery (...
17/05/18 - Policy
UK obesity services
A national (UK) obesity strategy for both adult and childhood obesity should be developed and implemented by the Government, with input from key stakeholders, according to a report from an All-Party...

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