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Sep 03, 2019, 09:00 ET The Obesity Society Recognizes National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

As rates of childhood obesity continue to rise, youth are more at risk for multiple comorbidities such as type 2 diabetes. To help prevent these...


Apr 05, 2019, 11:58 ET Obesity Organizations Recognize World Health Day

The Obesity Society (TOS) in the United States and the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) have partnered to increase awareness of...


Mar 28, 2019, 09:00 ET Former TOS President to Speak at New Obesity Clinical Immersion Program

Immediate Past President of The Obesity Society Caroline Apovian, MD, FACP, FTOS, DABOM, will serve as one of several featured speakers at the...


Mar 05, 2019, 12:34 ET The Obesity Society Recognizes National Nutrition Month® in March

In an effort to promote nutritious eating and living a healthy lifestyle, The Obesity Society (TOS) is recognizing National Nutrition Month®, the...


Feb 26, 2019, 09:00 ET TOS President, Members Named to 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

President of The Obesity Society (TOS) Steven B. Heymsfield, MD, FTOS, Council member Jamy Ard, MD, FTOS, and three Society members are among the 20...


Feb 01, 2019, 15:22 ET Learn the Link: Obesity and Heart Health

While many Americans may be thinking about purchasing chocolates and flowers for a loved one in February, the prevalence of obesity among adults...


Dec 20, 2018, 03:00 ET The Obesity Society Updates Position on Obesity

Top leaders of The Obesity Society (TOS) have updated the scientific nonprofit's 2008 position statement on obesity. The new report classifies...


Oct 18, 2018, 09:03 ET Executive Leaders from The Obesity Society Travel to Oman

Members of The Obesity Society's (TOS) Executive Committee will depart for Oman to serve as presenters at an international medical conference on...


Aug 30, 2018, 09:03 ET The Obesity Society Recognizes National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

As children return to school this fall, one in five youth will have obesity. To help combat this disease and promote a healthier lifestyle, The...


Mar 26, 2018, 02:02 ET Care Providers' Understanding of Obesity Treatment is Limited

Despite the high prevalence of obesity among U.S. adults, treatments for obesity remains low. Providers cite lack of time, and lack of knowledge as...


Oct 25, 2016, 09:05 ET With weight bias prominent, National Obesity Care Week challenges healthcare providers to take action

Obesity, a serious disease associated with more than 20 related conditions, including diabetes and cancer, is often overlooked in the healthcare...


Oct 20, 2015, 10:00 ET More than 35 Leading U.S. Health Organizations Launch Campaign to Improve Obesity Care

More than 35 leading U.S. healthcare organizations have joined together to form National Obesity Care Week (NOCW), an annual campaign to advance a...


Apr 08, 2015, 03:45 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 one year ...


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 (BMI),...


Feb 20, 2015, 01:13 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 improve the...


Feb 12, 2015, 04:26 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 $500 -...


Feb 02, 2015, 03:00 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...


Jan 16, 2015, 01:53 ET First Pharmacological Guideline for Obesity Treatment Provides Clinical Roadmap for Anti-Obesity Drug Treatment

he first-ever clinical practice guideline for the drug treatment of obesity offers a new tool for health practitioners looking to the latest...


Jan 15, 2015, 10:32 ET TOS: FDA Approves First Medical Device for Obesity Treatment Targeting Brain-to-Stomach Signaling

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved EnteroMedic's VBLOC® vagal blocking therapy, delivered via the Maestro® System, which...


Dec 16, 2014, 10:30 ET U.S. Surgeon General Committed to Addressing Obesity

The United States Senate took long-awaited action to confirm Vivek Murthy, MD, as United States Surgeon General, a step The Obesity Society (TOS)...


Dec 11, 2014, 12:38 ET One of the Most Difficult Challenges in Weight Loss is Keeping the Weight Off Over the Long Term

A new report combining perspectives from a range of obesity experts identifies genetic, epigenetic and neuro-hormonal differences between individuals ...


Nov 25, 2014, 03:10 ET FDA Ruling Provides Consumers with Calorie Labeling Information to Make Informed Food Choices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took a step to help consumers make informed food selections with two rules issued today (Nov. 25, 2014) that...


Nov 07, 2014, 12:00 ET Study Shows Employees Offered Financial Incentives Were 33 Times More Likely to Participate in Wellness Programs

New research shows that when employers offered financial incentives, employees were 33 times more likely to participate in telephone health coaching, ...


Nov 07, 2014, 11:00 ET The Obesity Society Honors Influential Public Figures for Supporting the Field with Inaugural Presidential Medals

The Obesity Society (TOS) outgoing president, Steven Smith, MD, presented the first-ever presidential medals to influential public figures during the ...


Nov 06, 2014, 11:00 ET Study Suggests the Human Body Cannot be Trained to Maintain a Higher Metabolism

New research suggests that high- and normal- protein diets are tied to higher metabolism and 45% more storage of lean tissue, or muscle mass, versus...