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Find a Bariatric Physician

A bariatric physician specializes in the treatment of weight-related conditions.This locator service is provided to assist you in finding a bariatric physician near you.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

American Society of Bariatric Physicians

Find a Support Group: Obesity Action Coalition

Support groups are another important component in the fight against obesity. Find a local support group to connect with others who are facing the same challenges and triumphs.

Review Date: August 16, 2012

Obesity Action Coalition

Obesity and Overweight: What You Should Know

If you are overweight or obese, you have a greater chance of developing diabetes or high blood pressure, which are the leading causes of chronic kidney disease. Learn how you can reduce your risk for these serious diseases by losing excess weight.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

National Kidney Foundation

Overweight and Obesity: Contributing Factors

Obesity and overweight are chronic conditions. Overall there are a variety of factors that play a role in obesity. This section will address how behavior, environment, and genetic factors may have an effect in causing people to be overweight and obese.

Review Date: June 10, 2012

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - NCCDPHP
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Understanding Adult Obesity

Obesity puts people at increased risk for chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, and some forms of cancer. This fact sheet provides basic information about obesity and who should lose weight.

Review Date: May 17, 2012

NIH Weight-Control Information Network, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

What Are Overweight and Obesity?

You can take steps to prevent or treat overweight or obesity. Follow a healthy eating plan and keep your calorie needs in mind. Do physical activity regularly and try to limit the amount of time that you're inactive.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

Working with Your Insurance Provider: A Guide to Seeking Weight-loss Surgery

This guide offers readers information on the effects of obesity and morbid obesity, tips for working with your insurance provider,and detailed information concerning the treatment options available for morbid obesity.

Review Date: August 16, 2012

Obesity Action Coalition

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