The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention maintains this page
that defines terms, highlights trends, and explains the health and
economic consequences of America's weight problem.
The Mayo Clinic provides some basic facts on obesity as a personal
and Sports Medicine Center
Mayo Clinic's Fitness and Sports Medicine Center has information
about how fitness and exercise can improve your health Ð and how
to get started, no matter what your current fitness level. http://www.MayoClinic.com/findinformation/
Control Information Network
is an information service from the National Institute of Diabetes
& Digestive & Kidney Diseases and the National Institutes of Health.
This page aims to provide science-based information, with links
to fact sheets on current hot topics, research, and statistics.
American Association for the Study of Obesity
This scientific society studies obesity. Their Web site has a number
of helpful links, including some to research studies.
Surgery for Severe Obesity
This page maintained by WIN runs through the basics of gastric bypass
surgery, including its risks and benefits.
Society for Bariatric Surgery History
This page provides an interesting history of bariatric surgery starting
in the 1950s. It is maintained by a professional society for bariatric
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.
Check out photos and diagrams of what surgeons see when they perform
laparoscopic surgery at numerous sites throughout the body. In the
abdomen, the obesity-gastric bypass section might be of particular
page provides some introductory information on how the lap-band
company that manufactures the gastric stimulator includes some information
on how it works at this page.