2023 TREO Grants Awarded…Read the Press Release.

New survey finds COVID-19 pandemic changed public’s view of obesity

Health concerns trigger millions to consider new weight-loss methods for first time Peer-Reviewed Publication American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Nearly a third of Americans (29%) say COVID-19 made them more worried than ever about having obesity prompting about 28 million people to consider weight-loss methods they hadn’t thought about before the pandemic began, […]

Research Grants for Studies Related to COVID-19, Obesity and Bariatric Surgery

Newberry, FL The TREO Foundation (formerly known as the ASMBS Foundation) announced it has awarded two research grants totaling $50,000 to study the effects of obesity on COVID-19 infections in adolescents and the increasing use of adult cannabis during and after the pandemic and its potential impact on weight loss outcomes following bariatric surgery.  “These […]

Tipping Point for Obesity and Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Newberry, FL – May 18, 2022 — As the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Foundation begins its 25th year, its work combatting obesity, increasing the scientific and public understanding of metabolic and bariatric surgery, and expanding access to one of the most underutilized treatments in medicine has never been more important or […]