Weight Loss Surgery Institute — Links
The below websites contain helpful information concerning surgical weight loss:
American College of Surgeons
American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI)
Guidelines and Recommendations
In a March 2011 scientific statement, (www.theheart.org/article/1198575.do) the American Heart Association reported that bariatric surgery can result in long-term weight loss and significant reductions in cardiac and other risk factors, and noted that the benefits of the surgery may outweigh the risks for the severely obese.
The International Diabetes Federation’s 2011 guidelines state that bariatric surgery should be an accepted option for people with Type 2 diabetes and a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 or more, and that it should be considered an alternative treatment option for people with a BMI of 30-35 when diabetes cannot be adequately controlled with medical therapies.
The American Diabetes Association’s 2009 Guidelines recommend that bariatric surgery be considered for adults with a BMI of greater than 35 and Type 2 diabetes, especially if diabetes is difficult to control with lifestyle and pharmacologic therapy.
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