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1 American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Organization representing surgeons across the USA who perform obesity surgery. Many additional links at bottom of home page.
2 History of Obesity Surgery
Excellent paper on the history of surgery for obesity which details the various operations that have been developed over the past 40 years.
3 National Institutes of Health Consensus Conference on Surgical Treatment of Obesity
Classic National Institutes of Health conference that defined the current rationale and approach for surgery for obesity.
4 National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: Nutrition and Physical Activity
United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) website for obesity and other nutritional issues
5 Obesity Statistics
Good overview of obesity facts.
6 Obesity-online.com
International forum of obesity treatment related information. Emphasis on surgical approaches. Hosted by internationally respected physicians. Has information re laparoscopic adjusted gastric band. Please note: this is a sponsored site and as such may be biased toward sponsors products.
7 Weight.com
Excellent site authored by Michael Myers, MD, a physician specializing in obesity issues.
8 Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic site dealing with obesity surgery. For a complete list of obesity articles on this site, click on the "search" button and type "obesity".
9 "Doctors Guide to Obesity Information and Resources"
Hugh link of links. Lots of interesting on a wide variety of obesity related issues.