Helpful Links

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Health Organizations
(in alphabetical order)
American Obesity AssociationEncouraging efforts to prevent obesity, especially in children.
American Society of Bariatric PhysiciansA medical specialty society of physicians who treat overweight, obesity and associated conditions.
Centers for Disease ControlU.S. government agency promoting health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.
USDAAdvance and promote dietery guidelines for all Americans.
Weight-control Information NetworkAs part of NIH, WIN produces, collects, and disseminates materials on obesity, weight control, and nutrition.
World Health OrganizationInternational organization with the objective of attaining the highest possible level of health for all peoples.
Health News Sites
(in alphabetical order)
Tip: Look for an “obesity” section or search for keywords like “body fat” or “body composition.”
AmericasDoctor.comMedical/health information site plus real-time dialogue with physicians and other health care specialists.
InteliHealthHealth information vetted by doctors of the much-respected Johns Hopkins Hospital.
On Health NetworkHealth and medicine news, in terms everybody can understand and use. Holistic approach.
MedscapeMedical information in a no-nonsense format. Referred to as “the site that doctors use.”