Government and Medical Society Weight Loss Resources

Developments in the study of obesity are happening every day, and one of the best ways to keep up with medical news is to follow it online. Several governmental agencies and medical societies offer online information about obesity geared toward both patients and healthcare professionals.

Backed by medical and scientific organizations, obesity support sites contain information, up-to-date news, and a sense of community and awareness among patients with obesity while promoting positive messaging.

The Obesity Society

http://www.obesity.org/

The Obesity Society is a nonprofit advocacy group focused on supporting patients with obesity and providing resources for healthcare professionals who treat it. Also on the site are the society’s publications, educational and certification opportunities, and meeting calendar.

Obesity Action Coalition (OAS)

http://www.obesityaction.org/

The mission of the OAS is to “[improve] the lives of individuals affected by the disease of obesity” with support and medical treatments. It also contains materials and messaging aiming at fighting the stigma of obesity.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/

The CDC provides information and news with a focus on policy and environmental strategies throughout the United States. It also posts dates and locations of programs and initiatives related to physical fitness, nutrition, and support.

World Health Organization (WHO)

http://www.who.int/topics/obesity/en/

The WHO has information about obesity and news from around the globe.