What’s in a Name?

Something that often troubles me is what society has decided to call obesity treatments, for example: weight-loss drugs and weight-loss surgery.  I know these terms are common. In fact, OAC has used them in our own publications, but I do think we should make a concerted effort to change...



“My Treatment is Better than Your Treatment”

The OAC was created with the lofty goal to bring together all of those affected by obesity. Basically, we exist so that no matter where you are in your battle against obesity, we are here for you. It doesn’t matter whether you woke up this morning and decided today...



Obesity Drugs and the FDA

Despite their long and often checkered past, obesity drugs are currently a very hot topic. The FDA is currently evaluating three medications for the treatment of obesity. Each offers modest weight-loss (5 – 10 percent on overage) when used in combination with behavior modification, but has their own unique...



Prevention vs Treatment

What is more important in the fight against obesity – prevention or treatment? Often times, I am invited to speak on panels as an advocate for treatment and am often pitted against a leading expert from the prevention world. Organizers, in my opinion, do this to create some fireworks,...



The OAC Blog

Welcome to the new OAC Blog.  My name is Joe Nadglowski and I am the CEO of the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC).  As part of our recent Web site upgrades and from our own learning experience from working closely with the blogger community through several events in 2011, the...



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