Obesity is defined in adults as having a body mass index (BMI) ≥30. There are many causes and recommendations for prevention and treatment. See the links below for more information.
The Obesity Prevention Source is a new website launched by the Harvard School of Public Health to understand the causes of obesity and reduce the epidemic in children and adults
The Mayo Clinic website provides information on obesity treatment including lifestyle, medication and surgery options
|The Centers for Disease Control Overweight and Obesity website provides statistics, maps, trends and other resources.|
|The Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity is a non-profit research and public policy organization devoted to improving the world’s diet, preventing obesity, and reducing weight stigma.|
|The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance is composed of a variety of stakeholders to conduct research, develop initiatives and make recommendations to prevent and address obesity.|
|The Obesity Society is a professional society dedicated to education, research and advocacy for understanding, preventing and treating obesity.|
|The Network to Overcome Obesity Now (NOON) was formed to raise public awareness about the growing adult obesity medical crisis in the US and the need for a wide range of treatment solutions to help motivated individuals lose weight and keep it off.|