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Weight Control

  • Canadian Obesity Network


    This online tool for health practitioners treating the obese was funded by the Canadian government. It provides its members with relevant evidence for clinical practice on the causes, course, diagnosis, prevention, and treatement of obesity and its related complications. 

  • Shape Up America


    A nonprofit site founded by former US Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, MD, to raise awareness of the health effects of obesity. Offers weight-management information for healthcare professionals and the general public. 

  • WIN Weight-control Information Network


    An up to date government site with many pamphlets, tools and links for both consumers and professionals offered by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). 

  • NIH Aim For A Healthy Weight


    A site sponsored by the US National Institutes of Health through its National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Offers comprehensive information on weight control for healthcare professionals and the general public, including a body mass index calculator, an online menu planner, and a portion distortion quiz. 

  • NIH Weight Control Information Network


    A US government site that provides weight control information for healthcare providers and consumers and offers support for very large people faced with special challenges when trying to be active. 

  • Obesity in America


    Site offers help from two sister organizations, The Endocrine Society and The Hormone Foundation, on the topic of obesity, including a body mass index calculator. 

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