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May 13, 2014, 10:05 ET

La Coalición de Acción Contra la Obesidad (OAC) publica en español el manual de recursos de la Campaña Su Peso Importa

Hoy OAC anunció la publicación de su versión en español del exitoso manual de recursos de la Campaña Su Peso Importa. "Con...

May 13, 2014, 09:39 ET

Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Releases Spanish Version of the Your Weight Matters(SM) Campaign Toolkit

 Today, the OAC announced the release of its Spanish version of the highly-successful Your Weight MattersSM Campaign toolkit. "With more than...

May 01, 2014, 12:23 ET

Obesity Action Coalition, The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and The Obesity Society Release Guidelines for Media Portrayals of Individuals Affected by Obesity

Today, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and The Obesity Society (TOS) released newly-drafted...

Apr 07, 2014, 08:56 ET

Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Unveils Unprecedented Agenda Of Weight-Related Topics And Line-Up Of World Renowned Experts For The 2014 Your Weight Matters National Convention

 The OAC – the nation's most powerful voice impacting individuals struggling with the disease of obesity and weight-related issues...

Nov 12, 2013, 08:43 ET

Former Governor Of Wisconsin And Secretary Of Health And Human Services (HHS), Tommy G. Thompson, Brings Together Healthcare Organizations To Partner On Increasing Access To Safe And Effective Obesity Treatments

Today, more than 93 million Americans are impacted by the disease of obesity; however, a majority of them have very limited access to safe and...

Oct 09, 2013, 15:40 ET
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Obesity Action Coalition Releases Your Weight Matters Campaign Video PSA Encouraging All Americans To Take Charge Of Their Weight And Health

It is estimated that more than 200 million Americans are affected by excess weight or obesity. The disease of obesity is often related to many...

Jul 16, 2013, 12:12 ET

Obesity Action Coalition Calls on Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to Revise the BSA's Body Mass Index Criteria for Participation in 2013 BSA Jamboree

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is calling on the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to revise its body mass index (BMI) criteria for participating in...

Jun 27, 2013, 16:04 ET
Take charge of your weight and health by joining the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) for the 2nd Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention - August 15-18 - in Phoenix, AZ. Visit to learn more.

National Charity Invites All Americans To Take Charge Of Their Weight And Health At The 2nd Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention - Rise To The Challenge

 Recently, the American Medical Association brought heightened attention to the obesity health crisis in our country by classifying obesity a...

Jun 19, 2013, 13:06 ET

Obesity Community Supports the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2013

 On June 19, 2013, U.S. Senators, Tom Carper (D-DE) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and U.S. Representatives, Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Ron Kind...

May 15, 2013, 13:35 ET

Your Weight Matters National Convention, Rise to the Challenge, Offers the American Public Evidence-Based Strategies to Improve Weight and Health

The road to weight-loss and weight management is often paved with confusing and misleading messaging, which makes improving health quite...

Apr 15, 2013, 09:01 ET

Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and American College of Physicians (ACP) Announce New Free Resource for Healthcare Professionals Treating Excess Weight and Obesity

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) are proud to unveil a brand-new free resource, "Excess Weight and...

Apr 08, 2013, 12:05 ET
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Obesity Action Coalition's (OAC) Your Weight Matters Campaign Prepares Adults for the Conversation of Weight with their Healthcare Provider

 The OAC is excited to announce the re-launch of the Your Weight Matters Campaign. The goal of the Campaign is to encourage a dialogue between...

Jan 07, 2013, 12:09 ET

Obesity Action Coalition Releases "Understanding Your Weight-loss Options" Brochure

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is proud to debut the "Understanding Your Weight-loss Options" brochure. Developed by the nation's leading...

Aug 13, 2012, 10:52 ET

Ground-breaking Weight and Health Conference Set to Take Place in Dallas, Texas, October 25-28, 2012

"Explore. Discover. Empower." – Join the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) for the Inaugural Your Weight Matters National Convention TAMPA,...

Jun 06, 2012, 18:24 ET

The Light Study, a Long-Term Research Study of Investigational Weight Loss Drug Contrave®, Begins Enrolling Patients Nationwide

 Orexigen® Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OREX) today announced that the Light Study, a long-term research study of Contrave®...

Mar 29, 2012, 11:41 ET

"Explore. Discover. Empower." Obesity Action Coalition Unveils Plans to Host Inaugural Your Weight Matters Convention October 26-28, 2012 in Dallas, Texas

 "Explore. Discover. Empower." That is the title for the Obesity Action Coalition's (OAC) inaugural Your Weight Matters Inaugural...

Dec 28, 2011, 11:34 ET

Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Partners with Obesity PPM on Online Educational Initiative to Increase the Understanding of the Complexity of Obesity

In January 2012, the OAC and Obesity PPM will launch a long-term online educational initiative to increase understanding of the complexity of...

Jul 14, 2011, 14:51 ET

Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Debuts New Brochure Series Focusing on Type 2 Diabetes and Excess Weight

In an effort to raise awareness of the effects of excess weight on overall health, the OAC has released a new series of educational brochures....

Jun 13, 2011, 06:30 ET
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Patients and Primary Care Physicians Aren't Having Candid Conversations About Obesity and Weight-loss Surgery, Survey Finds

Significant barriers are keeping adults affected by obesity (a) and physicians (b) from talking frankly about bariatric, or weight loss, surgery,...

Dec 07, 2010, 18:48 ET

Obesity Organizations Encouraged by Positive Outcome for New Treatment Option

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), The Obesity Society (TOS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) found...

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