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The Academy for Eating Disorders

America on the Move (tm)

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists (ABPNS)

American Council for Fitness & Nutrition

American Diabetes Association

The American Dietetic Association

American Heart Association

American Obesity Association

American Physiological Society

American Society for Bariatric Surgery

American Society for Nutritional Sciences

Canadian Obesity Network

Centers for Disease Control

European Association for the Study of Obesity

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

The Hormone Foundation

International Association for the Study of Obesity

International Obesity Task Force

Intersociety Professional Nutrition Education Consortium(IPNEC)

Kidney & Urology Foundation of America

Obesity Action Coalition

Partnership for Healthy Weight Management

Shaping America's Youth

Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior

Worldwide listing of Associations for the Study of Obesity (from the IOTF website)

Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity


Obesity —the leading journal on obesity

International Journal of Obesity


Aberdeen Centre for Energy Regulation and Obesity (ACERO)

Mayo Clinic & Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Merck Frosst/CIHR Research Chair in Obesity

The Minnesota Obesity Center

Monell Chemical Senses Center

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health

The New York Obesity Research Center

Pennington Biomedical Research Center

University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Nutrition Sciences (and Obesity Research Center)

University of Colorado Center for Human Nutrition

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Interdisciplinary Obesity Center (IDOC)

University of Pennsylvania Weight and Eating Disorder Program

RECRUITMENT FOR OBESITY STUDIES (See also Research Center listings above.)

Please Note: Researchers wishing to list their studies in this section must provide The Obesity Society with assurances regarding IRB approval, confidentiality mechanisms, types of information to be obtained, specifics of any intervention, and any other uses of the patient contact information. The Obesity Society also requires reciprocal linking. -The National Institutes of Health, through its National Library of Medicine, developed to provide patients and the general public with current information about clinical research studies.


Association for Coordination and Research in Obesity and Nutrition (in French and English)

CDC: Overweight and Obesity

Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults: Evidence Report

Food and Nutrition Center (USDA)

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health

Patient Information Documents on Nutrition and Obesity (NIDDK)

Shape Up America

TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly

Toward a National Action Plan on Overweight and Obesity: The Surgeon General's Initiative (December 7 & 8, 2000) (archived videocast)

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