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Apr 08, 2015, 15:45 ET Research Finds Commercial Diets Effective for Weight Loss, Tied to Better Health

 New research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds that commercial weight-loss programs can offer significant weight loss after...


Feb 24, 2015, 12:26 ET New Research Provides First Glimpse of Weight Gain Guidance for Pregnant Women with Obesity

 New research provides the first glimpse of weight-gain guidance for pregnant women with various classes of obesity based on body mass index...


Feb 20, 2015, 13:13 ET A Broader, Global Approach to Obesity Treatment and Prevention

 A recent Lancet series explores various international efforts to address obesity, and calls for public health and policy approaches to...


Feb 12, 2015, 16:26 ET Puerto Rican Officials Blame Parents of Children with Obesity, Consider Fines

 In an attempt to address the significant problem of childhood obesity in the United States territory, Puerto Rican officials have proposed a...


Feb 02, 2015, 15:00 ET TOS: FDA Approves New Drug for Binge Eating Disorder (BED)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, under the brand name Vyvanse, to treat moderate...


Aug 21, 2014, 11:44 ET Unprecedented Level of Research Unveiled in Full Obesity Guidelines Expert Panel Report

The Obesity Society (TOS) took the next step to advance the treatment of obesity by publishing an unprecedented level of obesity research, in print...


May 05, 2014, 11:07 ET 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...


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 23, 2014, 11:40 ET 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 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 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 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 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...