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  1. Bariatric surgery cuts risk of developing melanoma (Skin Cancer) more than 60 %


    Bariatric surgery reduces the risk of developing malignant melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer by more than 60 percent, according to research presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Vienna, Austria on Jun-2018. The study also found the overall risk of skin cancer, the most common type of cancer, dropped by 42 percent.


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  2. Position Statement 2014 of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO)


    Regarding to bariatric surgery for Class I Obesity in Asian of BMI ≥ 27.5:

    • Bariatric surgery is highly effective (for class I)
    • Bariatric surgery should not be denied (for class I)
    • Decision should be based more on comorbidities burden than on BMI

    Reference: Busetto L. Obes Surg 2014



  3. International Diabetes Federation 2011


    • Recognises bariatric surgery as an appropriate treatment for obese T2DM in whom recommended glycaemic targets are not reached with available medical therapies esp with major coexisitng illnesses
    • Recommends the inclusion of bariatric surgery in future algorithms for treatment of T2DM

    Reference: Dixon JB et al. Diabet Med 2011



  4. Asia-Pacific Metabolic & Bariatric Surgical Society (APMBSS) 2011


    According to Asia-Pacific Metabolic & Bariatric Surgical Society (APMBSS) 2011, if you reach the below BMI and suffer from the following symptoms, you may have to consider doing bariatric surgery!

    Reference:
    US National Institutes of Health (NIH) IFSO-APC consensus statements 2011

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  5. Classification and the Risk of Co-morbidities of BMI for ASIANS


    Reference:
    1. WHO expert consultation. The Lancet 2004; 157 – 163
    2. WHO / IASO / IOTF 2000; James et al. 2002

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  6. Co-morbidities Risk associated with BMI and suggested Waist Circumference for ASIANS


    Reference: WHO / IASO / IOTF 2000

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