Fat Shaming Declines, but Weight Bias Persists, Survey Finds

Los Angeles, Calif. – Released at this year’s ObesityWeek in Los Angeles, leaders in the field of obesity presented new data that gives a first‐hand look at public views about obesity and how weight bias continues to shape public opinion about the disease. Obesity experts from the Obesity Action...



Obesity Care Advocacy Network (OCAN) Launched to Help Address the Nation’s Growing Obesity Epidemic

During the 2015 ObesityWeek, leading healthcare organizations announced the formation of a new advocacy network, the Obesity Care Advocacy Network (OCAN). The Founding members, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the Endocrine Society,...



New Study Finds that Many People with Obesity Consider Themselves Healthy Despite Having Obesity-related Comorbidities

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4, 2015 – Initial data from Awareness, Care & Treatment In Obesity Management (ACTION), the first nationwide U.S. study to investigate barriers to obesity management, will be presented on November 6 at ObesityWeek 2015, the 3rd annual combined congress of the American Society for Metabolic and...



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