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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.


  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!

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


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

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


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

    Reference: WHO / IASO / IOTF 2000