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New Survey Finds COVID-19 Pandemic Changed Public’s View of Obesity

Posted 3/22/2023

For Immediate Release March 22, 2023

CONTACT: Roger Kissin

Health Concerns Trigger Millions to Consider New Weight-Loss Methods for First Time

NEWBERRY, FL – March 22,2023 – Nearly a third of Americans (29%) say COVID-19 made them more worried than ever about having obesity prompting about 28 million people to consider weight-loss methods they hadn’t thought about before the pandemic began, including nearly 6.4 million thought about turning to either weight-loss surgery or…

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After 30 Years — New Guidelines For Weight-Loss Surgery

Posted 10/21/2022

For Immediate Release October 21, 2022

CONTACT: Roger Kissin

Medical Groups Replace Outdated Consensus Statement that Overly Restricts Access to Modern-Day Weight-Loss Surgery

NEWBERRY, FL – Oct. 21, 2022 – Two of the world’s leading authorities on bariatric and metabolic surgery have issued new evidence-based clinical guidelines that among a slew of recommendations expand patient eligibility for weight-loss surgery and endorse metabolic surgery for patients with type 2 diabetes beginning at a…

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New Study Shows Significant Drop in Liver and Heart Disease in Patients with Fatty Liver After Weight-Loss Surgery

Posted 11/12/2021

ASMBS Statement on Cleveland Clinic Study

Newswise — NEWBERRY, FL – Nov. 11, 2021– A new Cleveland Clinic study shows that patients with obesity and advanced fatty liver disease who had bariatric surgery (weight-loss surgery) significantly lowered their risk for severe liver disease and serious cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke, compared to patients who did not have the surgery. The study was published online today in JAMA.

Researchers found bariatric surgery was associated…

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