The official journal of The Obesity Society

Editor-in-Chief: Eric Ravussin, PhD

Associate Editor-In-Chief: Donna H. Ryan, MD

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5th Annual Obesity Journal Symposium at ObesityWeek 2017

The Editorial Team of Obesity seeks submission of high-quality manuscripts for the 5th annual Obesity Journal Symposium to be presented at ObesityWeek 2017 in Washington, DC. The Editors will select at least 4 winning papers to be presented at this symposium during The Obesity Society meeting October 29-November 2, 2017 (exact date and time to be announced). The session will be promoted to the obesity research community and to the press. In addition, the winning papers will be published in a special section of the November 2017 issue of Obesity. Find out more and submit here.

4th Annual Obesity Journal Symposium at ObesityWeek 2016

The Editors selected five winning papers that provide the latest insights into preventing and treating obesity through innovative research designs. An author of each winning paper gave a 12-minute oral presentation followed by a 5-minute discussion. The papers were featured in a special section of the November 2016 issue of Obesity.

Congratulations to this year's winners:

  • Early Weight Loss with Liraglutide 3.0 mg Predicts 1-Year Weight Loss and is Associated with Improvements in Clinical Markers, Ken Fujioka, MD
  • How Strongly Does Appetite Counter Weight Loss? Quantification of the Feedback Control of Human Energy Intake, Kevin D Hall, PhD
  • Effects of Canola and High-Oleic Acid Canola Oils on Abdominal Fat Mass in Individuals with Central Obesity, Xiaoran Liu, PhD
  • Randomized Controlled Trial of a Nationally Available Weight Control Program Tailored for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes, Patrick O'Neil, PhD
  • From Kindergarten Through Second Grade, U.S. Children’s Obesity Prevalence Grows Only During Summer Vacations, Paul von Hippel, PhD

Additional details are available here.

Also be sure to read the winning papers from the 2015 competition here.

Obesity Treatment Guidelines FULL report published in Obesity (and available in print!)

This larger, comprehensive Expert Panel Report published in the July issue of the Obesity journal is free online.

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Cite the Guidelines

Don't forget to use the following citation when referring to the guidelines in your work:

Jensen MD, Ryan DH, Donato KA, Apovian CM, Ard JD, Comuzzie AG, Hu FB, Hubbard VS, Jakicic JM, Kushner RF, Loria CM, Millen BE, Nonas CA, Pi-Sunyer FX, Stevens J, Stevens VJ, Wadden TA, Wolfe BM, Yanovski SZ. Guidelines (2013) for managing overweight and obesity in adults. Obesity 2014;22(S2):S1-S410. 

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