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Momentum Newsletter: Issue #4 - Winter 2016

Iowa Weight Loss Specialists has been named a Center of Excellence from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).

MBSAQIP is a joint program from The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) to advance the care of bariatric patients and ensure accredited surgical centers are providing the highest standards for all patients.

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“People who are suffering from obesity or are overweight have an increased risk of developing more than 40 diseases.” Some of these diseases include Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, sleep apnea, and stroke. 

But one health complication that many do not typically associate with obesity is infertility. Infertility is defined as “not being able to get pregnant despite having frequent, unprotected sex for at least a year for most people and six months in certain circumstances.”

Infertility affects both men and women equally. While there can be one or many causes of infertility, being overweight or obese is a major risk factor for both sexes that can be avoided.

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