Tampa, Fla. – For the third year in a row, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is excited to announce that the OAC Blog has been selected by Healthline as one of the Best Obesity Health Blogs of 2016. “We’re very honored to be recognized by Healthline among some of the most respected obesity blogs in today’s mass media, such as Dr. Arya Sharma’s “Obesity Notes,” Dr. Yoni Freedhoff’s “Weighty Matters,” Michelle Vicari’s “The World According to Eggface” and many others,” said Joe Nadglowski, OAC President and CEO.

The OAC Blog, launched in 2012, aims to educate the public on important topics impacting individuals affected by the disease of obesity. In addition, the OAC Blog functions as a key hub in educating OAC members and the public about how they can get more involved with the Coalition, recognizing OAC members for their outstanding service and delivering the latest news from the OAC.

In 2016, the OAC Blog tackled some hard-hitting topics such as “Transfer Addiction Following Bariatric Surgery,” “Don’t Wait: Why You Should See a Doctor about Your Weight,” “The Science of Weight Bias,” and many more.

“What makes our content so engaging and appealing are the authors. The OAC Blog features some of the leading experts in the field of weight and health, such as Amy Articolo, MD; Ethan Lazarus, MD; Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA, Immediate-past OAC Chairman; Sean Phelan, PhD, many OAC members and other distinguished individuals,” said James Zervios, OAC Vice President of Marketing and Communications.
The OAC Blog’s latest entry features an insightful look at the OAC’s Your Weight Matters National Convention through the eyes of Convention Scholarship recipient, Jennifer Shoalmire. Jennifer explains how she learned about the OAC and what she experienced at the OAC’s National Convention. “The OAC Blog is a fantastic medium that allows the voice of the patient to be elevated to a level that previously did not exist. The patient perspective is one that is truly invaluable in communicating how the OAC impacts the lives of people affected by obesity on a daily basis,” said Lindsay McGhay, OAC Director of Development and Engagement Activities.

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a more than 52,000 member-strong National nonprofit organization, is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals affected by the disease of obesity through education, advocacy and support. To learn more about the OAC, please visit www.ObesityAction.org.