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Oct 29, 2020, 12:00 ET COVID-19 and Obesity: Top Abstracts at ObesityWeek® Interactive

Innovative scientific research results on Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and its impact on obesity will be presented through oral and poster...


Oct 15, 2020, 15:00 ET Oral, Poster Abstracts Take Center Stage at ObesityWeek® Interactive

Scientists from across the globe will present the latest research in obesity science and medicine and related topics at the 38th Annual Meeting of...


Oct 01, 2020, 10:30 ET Obesity Selects Journal Symposium Honorees

The editors of Obesity have announced that four honorees will feature papers at the 8th annual Obesity Journal Symposium at the 38th Annual Meeting...


Jul 08, 2020, 13:00 ET TOS Announces Interactive, Online Format for ObesityWeek®

The Obesity Society (TOS) announced today that it will hold its 38th annual meeting at ObesityWeek® in an interactive, online format titled...


Mar 04, 2020, 09:00 ET North American Obesity Organizations Recognize World Obesity Day

The Obesity Society (TOS), Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) in the United States and Obesity Canada are among the...


Feb 05, 2020, 11:30 ET The Obesity Society Marks American Heart Month in February

Even though obesity can contribute to heart disease, people can take control of their health and prevent both diseases. For American Heart Month, The ...


Oct 30, 2019, 12:00 ET Research Forum to Highlight Novel Anti-obesity Medications

Rhythm Pharmaceuticals and Novartis will present findings from the latest stages of clinical evaluation of new anti-obesity medications during a...


Oct 09, 2019, 09:00 ET Does When You Eat Matter?

Intermittent fasting and circadian timing of food intake will be the focus of a symposium honoring George L. Blackburn, MD, PhD, a pioneering obesity ...


Oct 03, 2019, 09:00 ET TOS Announces Obesity Journal Symposium Winners

Innovative scientific research results that can help prevent and treat obesity will be presented during the Obesity Journal Symposium, an event to be ...


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 -...