Obesity Action Alert December – 2016

Feature Story: Help the OAC End Weight Bias by Making Your Charitable Gift Today! Individuals affected by overweight and obesity are often victims of negative stigma, which is the last socially acceptable form of discrimination in society today. As a coalition, the OAC is committed to ending the weight...



Health Plans Often Stand in the Way of Obesity Care

Health Plans Often Stand in the Way of Obesity Care New Orleans, La. New research in two separate studies presented at ObesityWeek demonstrates that health plans often stand in the way of obesity care. In one study, researchers from Harvard, ConscienHealth, and the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) found that Americans...



Weight Shaming Falls as Medical View of Obesity is Growing

Weight Shaming Falls as Medical View of Obesity is Growing New Orleans, La. – New research, sponsored by the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), presented at ObesityWeek 2016 indicates that weight shaming is less common as the public comes to understand that obesity is a serious medical condition. Between 2013 and...



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