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Obesity Week 2017

October 29 - November 02, 2017; Washington, DC

October 29 - November 02, 2017 Washington, DC

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Popular News from Obesity Week 2016

  • Weight Loss Bumps Up Appetite More Than Threefold Weight Loss Bumps Up Appetite More Than Threefold Increased appetite is an even stronger driver of weight regain than slowed metabolism, novel research suggests. So medications that affect appetite may be important to prevent weight regain.
  • Quality Initiative Cuts Sleeve-Gastrectomy Readmissions Quality Initiative Cuts Sleeve-Gastrectomy Readmissions After a national quality-improvement program for bariatric surgery was implemented in 128 hospitals, 30-day hospital readmission rates fell, especially for sleeve gastrectomy. Postop information was key.
  • Enhanced Weight Watchers Program Tops Standard Diabetes Care Enhanced Weight Watchers Program Tops Standard Diabetes Care Patients with uncontrolled diabetes were more likely to attain diabetes control by attending a widely available commercial weight-loss program and receiving educational emails, compared with standard care.

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