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Overweight and Obesity
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 health problem.

Fitness and Sports Medicine Center
The Mayo Clinic's Fitness and Sports Medicine Center has information about how fitness and exercise can improve your health and how to get started, no matter what your current fitness level.

Weight Control Information Network
WIN 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.

North 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.

Gastrointestinal Surgery for Severe Obesity
This page maintained by WIN runs through the basics of gastric bypass surgery, including its risks and benefits.

American 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 surgeons.

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. Picture Gallery
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 interest.

LAP-BAND Surgery
This page provides some introductory information on how the lap-band works.

The company that manufactures the gastric stimulator includes some information on how it works at this page.


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