- Olwen's Links on Weight Reduction Surgery
Many links to information on bariatric surgery.
- eMedicineHealth: Obesity
Provides an overview of obesity and its causes, symptoms, and treatment.
- Minnesota Obesity Center
Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to research the prevention of weight gain and the treatment of obesity.
- Internet Pathology Laboratory: Obesity Tutorial
Provides information about how obesity occurs including the role of genetics, health risks associated with being overweight, and measures that can be taken to lose weight.
- Weigh Your Options
WeighYourOptions.com is a joint initiative of the American Obesity Association (AOA) and Allergan, Inc., as part of the "Weigh Your Options" campaign. The goal of this campaign is to educate the public on various weight-loss options including diet and exercise, drug therapy, and surgical procedures.
- Laval University: Donald B. Brown Research Chair on Obesity
Researches the pathophysiology of obesity, and promotes communication, training, and continiung education among medical experts in obesity-related fields.
- New England Journal of Medicine: Obesity
Find information on topics such as gastric surgery, ghrelin, physical activity, and treatment of obesity. Includes research articles, case reports, reviews, and editorial commentary.
- Obesity: An Overblown Epidemic?
Scientific American article reviewing the arguments by the growing number of dissenting researchers who accuse the government and medical authorities of misleading the public about the health consequences of rising body weights.
- NHS choices : Obesity
An Introduction to obesity including discussion on prevention, causes, symptoms, and treatment.