Weight and Obesity
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1 American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Organization representing surgeons across the USA who perform obesity surgery. Many additional links at bottom of home page.
2 History of Obesity Surgery
Excellent paper on the history of surgery for obesity which details the various operations that have been developed over the past 40 years.
3 National Institutes of Health Consensus Conference on Surgical Treatment of Obesity
Classic National Institutes of Health conference that defined the current rationale and approach for surgery for obesity.
4 National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: Nutrition and Physical Activity
United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) website for obesity and other nutritional issues
5 Obesity Statistics
Good overview of obesity facts.
International forum of obesity treatment related information. Emphasis on surgical approaches. Hosted by internationally respected physicians. Has information re laparoscopic adjusted gastric band. Please note: this is a sponsored site and as such may be biased toward sponsors products.
Excellent site authored by Michael Myers, MD, a physician specializing in obesity issues.
8 Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic site dealing with obesity surgery. For a complete list of obesity articles on this site, click on the "search" button and type "obesity".
9 "Doctors Guide to Obesity Information and Resources"
Hugh link of links. Lots of interesting on a wide variety of obesity related issues.