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Jun 11, 2014, 12:36 ET
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AMA Joins Call for Coverage of Obesity Treatments and Medications

The following statement is attributable to Steven R. Smith, MD, The Obesity Society President: The American Medical Association delegation today...

Jun 05, 2014, 10:04 ET
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The Obesity Society: Workplaces Offer Great Opportunities, Advantages for Employee Health & Wellness

Recognizing the benefits of workplace wellness programs for health, today the Obesity Society (TOS) announces its support for and participation in...

May 05, 2014, 11:07 ET
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Most in U.S. Support Laws to Crack Down on Weight Discrimination

New research shows that most Americans support policies that address weight discrimination. In fact, approximately 3 out of 4 individuals support...

Apr 23, 2014, 11:40 ET
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Research Concludes Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Contribute to the U.S. Obesity Epidemic, Particularly Among Children

In response to the ongoing policy discussions on the role of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) on weight and health, The Obesity Society (TOS)...

Apr 01, 2014, 11:20 ET
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Cigarette Smoking May Lead to Excess Fat, Calorie Consumption in Women with Obesity, Study Finds

Cigarette smoking may blunt fat and sweetness perceptions among female smokers with obesity, leading to higher consumption of fat and sugar for...

Mar 26, 2014, 11:00 ET
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The Obesity Society Encourages Science-Industry Collaborations to Support Obesity Science, Public Health

Collaborations between scientists and industries, including food and pharmaceuticals, have a strong history of aiding in new scientific discoveries...

Feb 27, 2014, 13:32 ET
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The Obesity Society Commends Administration for Proposed Food Labeling Improvements

During a celebratory event at the White House today, First Lady Michelle Obama joined U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius...

Jan 14, 2014, 10:15 ET
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Largest U.S. Weight-Loss Study Shows Long-Term Weight Control is Possible with Intensive Lifestyle Intervention (ILI)

Eight-Year Look AHEAD Results Show 50% of Participants Kept Off 5% or More of Initial Weight Lost  The largest United States weight-loss...

Nov 15, 2013, 10:46 ET
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Plant-Based Diets Show More Weight Loss Without Emphasizing Caloric Restriction

Results of the New Dietary Interventions to Enhance the Treatments for Weight Loss (NewDIETs) Study  Most weight-loss interventions focus...

Nov 15, 2013, 09:30 ET
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Study Ties Surgical Weight Loss to Reduced Aging

Aging Biomarker, Telomere Length, Evaluated in Post-Bariatric Surgery Patients Researchers have identified a connection between surgical...

Nov 14, 2013, 14:18 ET
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Price Increases on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Improve Zero Calorie Selections by 25+ Percent

New Studies, NYC Health Commissioner Keynote at ObesityWeek(SM) Promote Efforts for Healthier Beverage Selections As health advocates and...

Nov 14, 2013, 08:00 ET
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Is Medically Supervised Weight Loss for Obesity Cost Effective?

New Study Unveiled at ObesityWeekSM Shows Dramatic Cost Decreases Following Treatment  Obesity is a serious disease that is tied to more...

Nov 13, 2013, 07:00 ET
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Corporate Wellness Programs Are Keeping the Bottom Line Fit; What About Employees?

New research, policies advocate for changes in corporate wellness obesity treatment Employer-sponsored wellness programs are sprouting up...

Jul 10, 2013, 15:56 ET
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Genetic & Environmental Factors Likely Contribute to Higher Obesity Rates Among Mexican Population

The Obesity Society Weighs in on Mexico Overtaking the US for Highest Obesity Rate  Statement attributable to: Margarita Teran-Garcia, MD,...

Jun 25, 2013, 18:48 ET
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Leading Scientists, Clinicians and Surgeons Come Together to Host the World's Largest Event on Obesity Treatment & Prevention - ObesityWeek(SM) 2013

To promote the science behind obesity prevention and treatment, The Obesity Society (TOS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric...

Jun 19, 2013, 10:02 ET
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The Obesity Society Applauds the American Medical Association for Recognizing Obesity as a Disease

The following statement is attributable to Theodore Kyle, Advocacy Chair, The Obesity Society:   The passage of a new American Medical...

May 09, 2013, 11:00 ET
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New "Treat Obesity Seriously" Effort Encourages Treatment of Obesity as a Serious Health Condition, Such as Heart Disease and Cancer

 With two out of three adults in the United States considered obese or overweight[i] obesity scientists and clinicians are asking that obesity...

Apr 23, 2013, 11:00 ET
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First Study Shows Overweight and Obese Youth Can Lose Weight From Active Videogames, or Exergames

While most parents have to compete with the videogame console to ensure their kids get enough exercise, new, groundbreaking research published in...

Mar 21, 2013, 14:15 ET
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Inaugural Obesity & Pregnancy Medical Education Conference Addresses Risks Obesity Poses to Women and Babies Pre- and Post-Term

The Obesity Society and the International Association for the Study of Obesity Come Together to Expand Research and Education to Support...

Mar 19, 2013, 12:31 ET
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Obesity Likely to Shorten Life by Nearly 10 Years for Americans

Research Published in the Journal, Obesity, Confirms Obesity-Mortality Tie  Being obese is likely to shorten life by nearly 10 years for...

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