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  • American Obesity Association
    Works for treatment and prevention of obesity, supports related research and education, and advocates and end to discrimination against those who suffer from obesity.
  • American Society of Bariatric Physicians
    National medical society of licensed physicians offering specialized programs in the medical treatment of obesity (bariatrics), weight loss, and dieting.
  • Assessment and Management of Overweight and Obese Adult Patients
    Free CME credit course for primary care physicians and other healthcare professionals from the National Institutes of Health and the North American Association for the Study of Obesity.
  • Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO)
    Dedicated to the understanding and treatment of obesity. Founded in 1967, it provides a focus for obesity research and treatment in the U.K.
  • eMedicineHealth: Obesity
    Provides an overview of obesity and its causes, symptoms, and treatment.
  • Human Choriogonadotropin and Obesity Treatment
    Paper discussing the importance of hCG in weight loss.
  • International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO)
  • International Laparoscopic Obesity Surgery Team (ILOST)
    Medical group offering surgical treatment of clinically severe obesity using Laparoscopic Gastric Banding.
  • International Obesity Task Force
    Seeks to secure a commitment from governments worldwide to recognize obesity as an epidemic which poses a serious threat to public health.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Metabolic Pharmaceuticals - Developing a new obesity drug
    Metabolic Pharmaceuticals Ltd is developing a new obesity drug based on the active fat metabolising region of the human growth hormone - clinical trials will start early 2000
  • Minnesota Obesity Center
    Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to research the prevention of weight gain and the treatment of obesity.
  • 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.
  • NHS choices : Obesity
    An Introduction to obesity including discussion on prevention, causes, symptoms, and treatment.
  • North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO)
    Interdisciplinary society whose purpose is to develop, extend and disseminate knowledge in the field of obesity.
  • Obesity Action Coalition
    Dedicated to elevating and empowering those affected by obesity through education, advocacy, and support.
  • Obesity Help
    Information and support for all aspects of bariatric surgery. Features forums and message boards, FAQs, chat, photos, and other resources.
  • Obesity Meds and Research News
    Newsletter featuring the latest on obesity research and development of new medications.
  • Obesity Online
    Multidisciplinary forum for research and treatment of massive obesity including surgery, plastics, dietetics, nutrition, psychiatry, endocrinology, nursing, and allied health.
  • Obesity Research
    Journal of the The North American Association for the Study of Obesity.
  • 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.
    Offers a directory of bariatric surgeons as well as information, articles, and videos concerning obesity solutions.
  • Olwen's Links on Weight Reduction Surgery
    Many links to information on bariatric surgery.
  • Overcome Obesity Today
    Discussion of obesity and its causes, complications, and treatments. Written by a registered nurse.
  • Roche in Obesity
    Offers information on body weight, weight management, nutrition, links and more.
  • STOP Obesity Alliance
    The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance is a collaboration of consumer, provider, government, labor, business, health insurers, and quality-of-care organizations united to drive innovative and practical strategies that combat obesity.
  • Weigh Your Options 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.
  • Wikipedia: Obesity
    User-created article about obesity, a condition in which the natural energy reserve stored in the fatty tissue of humans is increased to a point where it is a risk factor for certain health conditions.

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