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Obesity (cont.)

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American Heart Association

American Society for Bariatric Surgery

Association for Coordination and Research in Obesity and Nutrition: This European group provides information on obesity research in Europe. The web site has information in English and French.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Nutrition and Physical Activity, Overweight and Obesity

National Institutes of Health, Health Information: Weight Loss and Control

National Obesity Education Initiative, Aim for a Healthy Weight, Information for Patients and the Public

Obesity Law and Advocacy Center: This is a law firm in San Diego, Calif., that specializes in legal issues in obesity.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/23/2012
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