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Early Bird Registration For Canadian Obesity Summit Ends March 3rd

Posted February 26, 2015 by Arya M. Sharma, MD

For all my Canadian readers (and any international readers planning to attend), here just a quick reminder that the deadline for early bird discount registration for the upcoming 4th Canadian Obesity Summit in Toronto, April 28 – May 2, ends March 3rd. To anyone who has been at a previous Canadian Summit, attending is certainly a “no-brainer” – for anyone, who hasn’t … Read More »

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EOSS Features Prominently in The Lancet’s Obesity Management Recommendations

Posted February 25, 2015 by Arya M. Sharma, MD

It would hardly come as a surprise to regular readers that I would be delighted to see the Edmonton Obesity Staging System featured quite prominently in the article on obesity management by Dietz and colleagues in the 2015 Lancet series on obesity. Here is what the article has to say about EOSS: “The Edmonton obesity staging system (EOSS) has been used to provide additional guidance for ther… Read More »

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Even Modest Weight Loss Is Associated With Improved Health Status in Patients With Severe Obesity

Posted February 19, 2015 by Arya M. Sharma, MD

The title of this post may sound like a “no-brainer”, but the research literature on the long-term health benefits of weight loss from longitudinal intervention studies in people with severe obesity is much thinner than most people would expect. Thus, a new study from our group, that looks at the relationship between changes in body weight and changes in health status over two years in patients wi… Read More »

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