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Here is a comprehensive list of resources to help you become educated about all facets of obesity, obesity surgery, weight control, fat acceptance, eating disorders, and more.
The Weight-control Information Network (WIN) is an information service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and National Institutes of Health. WIN was established in 1994 to provide the public, health professionals, the media, and Congress with up-to-date, science-based information on obesity, weight control, physical activity, and related nutritional issues.
Weight Loss Resources for African-American Women
Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better is a national initiative of the Weight-control Information Network (WIN) designed to encourage Black women 18 and over to maintain a healthy weight by becoming more physically active and eating healthier foods.
Association for Morbid Obesity Support
This is primarily a patient support site offering locations of hospitals offering Bariatric Surgery in each state; list of Bariatric surgeons by location plus other support services, etc.
The Obesity Society
Develops, extends, and disseminates knowledge in the field of obesity.
American Society of Bariatric Surgery
ASBS provides information on obesity, gastric surgery, and related topics to the public; provides names and contact information of doctors who specialize in bariatric surgery.
Council on Size and Weight Discrimination
Provides information on eating disorders, size-ism, the non-dieting movement, and size discrimination.
National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance
Provides support and attempts to eliminate discrimination against fat people; provides information to health professionals on how to treat very large patients.
Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI)
Enter your height and weight to determine if you are underweight, height/weight proportionate or of normal weight, overweight, obese, or morbidly obese.
Center for Nutritional Policy and Promotion
Provides information about nutrition and food selection, including dietary guidelines and the food guide pyramid
Federal Trade Commission
Provides the public and health professionals with information about weight-loss products and programs; develops materials to help identify health misinformation.
Food & Drug Administration
The FDA provides information and publications about food products and dietary supplements to health professionals and the public.
National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)
NDEP is a federally-sponsored initiative that involves public and private partners to improve treatment and outcomes for people with diabetes, to promote early diagnosis, and to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes; provides information for the general public and health professionals.
American Diabetes Association
Provides information to the public on diabetes and related topics, including nutrition, exercise, and treatment; offers patient referrals; has operators and information are available in Spanish.
National Eating Disorders Association
Provide educational resources on eating disorders and their prevention for schools, health professionals, community organization, and individuals
Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
Provides information and treatment resources for all forms of eating disorders; provides referrals to eating disorder professionals, treatment facilities, support groups, etc; offers general information to inform the public about the treatment and prevention of eating disorders.
Anapol Schwartz Medical Malpractice Law Firm
Anapol Schwartz is perhaps best known for its experience prosecuting medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. Decades of trial experience ensure the highest level of representation.