The more practitioners and internists know about obesity surgery, the more they refer severely overweight patients to respective clinics and hospitals. Currently only 17.8 percent of 201 physicians do this. They were interviewed in a Germany-wide study of the IFB AdiposityDiseases.
In January 2015 the World Health Organization (WHO) presented the final report of the “Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity (ECHO)”. The report states that worldwide at least 41 million children up to the age of 5 are overweight or obese.
The University Hospital Leipzig and the IFB AdoposityDiseases are hosting the “Symposium for Bariatrics and Adiposity” for the first time on November 13th and 14th. Experts of science and medicine will debate recent findings of clinical, basic, and health services research.
For the first time international researchers have met from September 6th to10th in Leipzig for the "Leipzig International Meeting for Interdisciplinary Obesity Research" (LIMIOR). They discussed interdisciplinarily the manifold causes and therapy approaches of obesity.
As of August 2015 the IFB AdiposityDiseases has been accredited by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) and has become part of the network of leading adiposity centres in Europe (EASO-COM).