Can Your Genes and Environment Affect Your Physical Activity and Weight Loss?
September 26, 2017 08:57 ET | The Obesity Society
Silver Spring, Maryland, Sept. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Physical activity and sedentary behavior are key contributors in weight control, both for prevention of weight gain and weight...
Rudolph L. Leibel, MD to Keynote at ObesityWeek 2017
September 25, 2017 09:07 ET | The Obesity Society
National Harbor, MD, Sept. 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Thousands of leading researchers, policymakers and healthcare professionals will gather for the fifth annual ObesityWeek conference at The...
First Study of Its Size Shows Early Weight Gain in Pregnancy Correlates with Childhood Obesity
August 28, 2017 08:58 ET | The Obesity Society
Silver Spring, Maryland, Aug. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Weight gain in early pregnancy has the greatest impact on infant size at birth, according to a new study published today in Obesity. The...
Diet Quality Matters Not Just Quantity in Mid-to-Late-Adulthood
July 26, 2017 10:08 ET | The Obesity Society
Silver Spring, Maryland, July 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A new study in Obesity investigated the impact of diet quality in mid-to-late-adulthood on visceral and liver fat not solely relying on...
Childhood obesity historically high in low income communities
June 27, 2017 08:55 ET | The Obesity Society
Silver Spring, Maryland, June 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Childhood obesity rates are at historically high levels especially among racial/ethnic minorities and low-income families. In this issue of...
The American Board of Obesity Medicine Five Year Report
May 25, 2017 08:50 ET | The Obesity Society
Silver Spring, Maryland, May 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Five years after the creation of the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM), there are over 2,000 ABOM certified physicians as compared...
Anthony Comuzzie Named New Executive Director at The Obesity Society
May 08, 2017 10:04 ET | The Obesity Society
Silver Spring, Maryland, May 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 8, 2017 Silver Spring, MD – Anthony Comuzzie, Ph.D., FTOS, a world-renowned obesity researcher,...
Mental Illness Does Not Affect Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Results
April 25, 2017 08:55 ET | The Obesity Society
Silver Spring, Maryland, April 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- People with pre-existing mental health conditions had nearly identical results in weight loss after bariatric surgery as compared to those...
Doctors prescribe diabetes treatment medications 15 times more than obesity drugs, study finds
August 29, 2016 06:14 ET | The Obesity Society
SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Obesity is a well-established major risk factor for developing diabetes, with almost 90% of people living with type 2 diabetes having obesity or...
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MAJOR OBESITY SCIENTIFIC & MEDICAL CONFERENCE IN NEW ORLEANS, LA OCT. 31 - NOV. 4
August 16, 2016 06:08 ET | The Obesity Society
SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Get a glimpse into the future of obesity research and treatment when more than 1,000 research abstracts are presented on new and emerging obesity...