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Overweight and Obesity     View
This site provides the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's definitions of obesity and its guidelines and recommendations for "finding solutions to the problem of obesity and overweight." Features statistics on obesity trends, links ...

American Obesity Association (AOA)     View
The leading organization for advocacy and education on obesity, AOA monitors federal agencies and changes in congressional laws affecting the lives of persons with obesity. See Tax Breaks for information on IRS Ruling 2002-19 , in which obesity is no ...

International Obesity Task Force (IOTF)     View
The IOTF is a "think tank and advocacy [organization]. .... working to alert the world to the growing health crisis threatened by soaring levels of obesity." Website includes data and links to material on obesity and specific issues related ...     View
Dr. Meyers addresses obesity and weight loss issues from the perspective of the doctor. This site includes his reviews of the latest development in obesity/weight control research on a professional level, as well as general information regarding fad ...

Calculate Your Body Mass Index     View
Calculate your body mass index (BMI) to find out whether you are overweight. This site lets you enter your height and weight and does the math for you. Links refer you to pages that explain the results and discuss the health risks related to obesity, ...

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute     View
Find health related information about your heart, lungs, and blood. Features of the site include clinical guidelines on overweight and obesity (including a body mass index calculator), Latino cardiovascular health resources, and several interactive ...

Soft Drinks and Health     View
Information from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) linking increased consumption of soft drinks by children to obesity. Also includes discussions of osteoporosis, tooth decay, heart disease, and other possible health outcomes from ...     View
An alarming rise in deaths in the last 10 years due to poor diet and exercise has prompted this site. Take the "small steps" to better nutrition and health by browsing the headings: "Getting the Facts," "Eating Better, ...

High Fructose Corn Syrup     View
Brief discussion of the claim that "replacement of cane sugar by high fructose corn syrup [HFCS] contributes to obesity because it promotes increases in body fat and increases appetite." The discussion concludes that more research is needed ...

F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America 2005     View
"Obesity rates continued to rise last year in every state but one, and government policies and actions to date offer little hope of countering the trend, according to a new report by Trust for America's Health [TFAH]. ... To help combat the obes ...



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