The Weight-control Information Network (WIN) is an information service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH). WIN was established in 1994 to provide the general public, health professionals, the media, and Congress with up-to-date, science-based information on obesity, weight control, physical activity, and related nutritional issues.
The primary NIH organization for research on Weight Loss Surgery is the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. We invite you to read Understanding Adult Obesity and Bariatric Surgery for Severe Obesity, published by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, for more information.
MedlinePlus provides information on obesity, gastric surgery, and related topics in conjunction with the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health. The American Society for Bariatric Surgery was founded to advance the art and science of bariatric surgery, and is another source of information on gastrointestinal surgery.
Be sure to check out our online self care center for weight loss for helpful information. The interactive interview(s) helps you determine what a healthy weight is for you. You will find hundreds of articles on your body, balance in life, eating well, activity, attitude and an interactive body mass index calculator.
Our health and wellness library is your source for reliable health information 24-hours a day, seven days a week. You can explore wellness and prevention guidelines, surgeries and procedures encyclopedia, nutrition facts, drug reference and much more. Family health sections include children's, men's, women's and older adult's health. And interactive tools include quizzes and risk assessments.
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