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In this issue: ASMBS President Eric DeMaria calls for member comments on the SADI-S procedure, the new ASMBS Annual Meeting Facebook page is launched, and lobby grants are now available from the Obesity Political Action Committee.
Patients with severe obesity who get weight-loss surgery cut their spending on diabetes medications by nearly 65 percent and spending on high blood pressure medications by more than a third three to six months after the operation, according to new research from Rush Medical College in Chicago presented here at an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) national clinical symposium on obesity prevention, treatment and research.
Metabolic or bariatric surgery was significantly more effective than medical management in treating type 2 diabetes in patients with milder forms of obesity, according to new research presented here at an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) national clinical symposium on obesity prevention, treatment and research.
In this issue: ASMBS Weekend Q&A, a note from IH President Karen Flanders about Committee Volunteerism, and a new video from the Community/Independent Practice Committee