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Research Grant Awards Highlights

Published April 2014

The ASMBS Research Grant Award program was initiated in 2004 to encourage research in the field of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. The program has been primarily supported by the ASMBS Foundation, which has provided over 1 million research dollars since its inception.

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NEJM – Significant Study on the Safety of Bariatric Surgery

Published July 2009

July 30, 2009

One of the most significant studies every conducted on the safety of bariatric surgery has been published in today’s New England Journal of Medicine. The findings of this research very strongly reaffirm the safety of bariatric surgery and should help to inspire greater confidence from the general public and policymakers, thus making it more difficult to deny or delay coverage of these life-saving and life-extending procedures. The safety and effectiveness of bariatric…

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Summary of JAMA Study on LAGB

Published January 2008

January 23, 2008

News headlines around the world read “Obesity Surgery Can Cure Diabetes” after the first randomized controlled study of the effect of Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAGB) on type 2 diabetes was published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

As bariatric and metabolic surgeons we have known this for years. But today’s study, along with the two landmark studies published in The New England Journal of Medicine in August…

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