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Losing It

The Mayo Clinic provides some basic facts on obesity as a personal health problem.

Fitness and Sports Medicine Center
The Mayo Clinic's Fitness and Sports Medicine Center has good basic information about how fitness and exercise can improve your health -- and how to get started.
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Weight Loss and Control
The National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases supports research in these areas of public health. Its Weight Loss and Control page links to fact sheets on current hot topics and provides some interesting statistics.

Nutrition Facts and Food Labels
This page from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers guidelines on how to read and use food labels.

Dietary Guidlines for Americans
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services updates its dietary guidelines for Americans every five years. This page tells you what the guidelines currently are, and how the government comes up with them. There are also links to other federal agencies that focus on health and nutrition.

Nutrition Source
Nutrition News from the Harvard School of Public Health and the Department of Nutrition

Walter Willett's Home Page

Tufts Obesity Consult Center
A program at Tufts New England Medical Center dedicated to weight loss through a combination of methods such as nutrition, medicine, behavioral health psychology, and surgery.

Scott Shikora's Home Page at Tufts Obesity Consult Center

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