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A message from our president
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Our annual meeting this year will be held in Atlanta, Georgia from November 12-16; please save these dates. As many of you know, this year introduces Obesity Week, a joint venture of TOS and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). A number of TOS and ASMBS leaders have worked hard for a number of years to create the structure for this major obesity research event. The idea is for both societies to hold their annual meetings side by side. This means that the TOS meeting that you are familiar with will take place during Obesity Week. The ASMBS meeting will be held at the same time and within the same venue. Your registration will enable you to move freely between the two meetings whose time frames are coordinated and will also provide a range of free social events, daily lunches, and coffee breaks. There will be a few TOS-ASMBS joint plenary sessions throughout Obesity Week. More

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ASSOCIATION NEWS


2013 TOS abstract submission deadline
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It's time to start planning for Obesity Week 2013! To help you start planning your abstract submissions for next year, The Obesity Society is announcing the 2013 abstract submission deadline.
  • May 1, 2013
    Abstract Submission Site Opens
  • June 15, 2013
    Abstract Submission Closes
Abstracts may be submitted to the following tracks and will be reviewed for inclusion in the 2013 conference:
  • Metabolism and Integrative Physiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Intervention and Clinical Studies
  • Population Health and Policy
More details will follow regarding where and how to submit your abstract!


Fuel your engines: Weight management that goes the distance
2013 Weight Management DPG Symposium
April 12-14, 2013

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Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana

Refuel your engines and revitalize your expertise in weight management! Join your colleagues at the 2013 Weight Management DPG Symposium in Indianapolis to learn the latest developments in evidence-based approaches to help your clients maximize weight loss, prevent weight regain and achieve success. You will learn from internationally renowned obesity experts, exercise specialists and dietitian colleagues in an intimate setting which allows for maximum networking. Visit with exhibitors to gather insights about new resources and products and enjoy all that this gathering of weight management professionals has to offer. To register for the 2013 Weight Management Symposium, go to www.wmdpg.org/symposium/registration! TOS members may register at the WM DPG rate!


OBESITY IN THE NEWS


Opinion: Our absurd fear of fat
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According to the United States government, nearly 7 out of 10 American adults weigh too much. But a new meta-analysis of the relationship between weight and mortality risk, involving nearly three million subjects from more than a dozen countries, illustrates just how exaggerated and unscientific that claim is.

Note: Since the publication of this article, TOS has submitted a Letter to the Editor in response.
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Poll: Few Americans know all the risks of obesity
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Heart disease and diabetes get all the attention, but what about the many other ways obesity can damage your health? Carrying too many pounds may lead to or worsen some types of cancer, arthritis, sleep apnea, even infertility. But a new poll suggests few Americans realize the links. More

Rate of childhood obesity falls in several cities
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After decades of rising childhood obesity rates, several American cities are reporting their first declines. The trend has emerged in big cities like New York and Los Angeles, as well as smaller places like Anchorage and Kearney, Neb. The state of Mississippi has also registered a drop, but only among white students. More

Global report: Obesity bigger health crisis than hunger
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Obesity is a bigger health crisis globally than hunger, and the leading cause of disabilities around the world, according to a new report published in the British medical journal The Lancet. Nearly 500 researchers from 50 countries compared health data from 1990 through 2010 for the Global Burden of Disease report, revealing what they call a massive shift in global health trends. More

UK: Obese who refuse to exercise 'could face benefits cut'
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Obese and other unhealthy people could be monitored to check whether they are taking exercise and have their benefits cut if they fail to do so under proposals published by a Conservative-run council and a local government think tank. Westminster council and the Local Government Information Unit say new technologies such as smart cards could be used to track claimants' use of leisure centers, allowing local authorities to dock housing and council benefit payments from those who refuse to carry out exercise prescribed by their GP. More

Enlisting day care centers in the fight against childhood obesity
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There have been a lot of stories about the USDA's new nutrition requirements for school lunches, which started to kick in this fall. But less attention has been paid to places like Mississippi — which has the highest rate of childhood poverty and childhood obesity in the U.S. — where efforts are underway to help kids form better eating habits before they even reach elementary school. More

Fructose tied to obesity as study shows it doesn't cut appetite
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Fructose, a sweetener found on many food labels, may contribute to weight gain and obesity because it has minimal effect on brain regions that control appetite, a study by Yale University researchers found. The research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, is the first to compare the human brain's response to both fructose and glucose, two types of simple sugars used separately and together to sweeten food. More

Study: Missing protein in fat tissue linked to obesity
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Obesity isn't always due to poor physical activity and eating habits. Most of the time the body starts storing more fat than it should and burns fewer calories. Sanford-Burnham researchers have now proposed that maybe a protein called p62 leads to the body storing unhealthy fat. More

Researchers discover new strategy to fight obesity
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After decades of achieving little long-term success with medications, Belgian scientists have come up with a new strategy to fight obesity. They're targeting food sensors in the stomach. Researchers from the Catholic University of Leuven have reported that the digestive tract "tastes" what a person eats. It uses signaling devices similar to those found in the tongue to detect bitter, sweet, fat, and savory taste. More


 

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