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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6th Annual Obesity Journal Symposium at ObesityWeek 2018

The Editorial Team of Obesity seeks submission of high-quality manuscripts for the 6th annual Obesity Journal Symposium to be presented at ObesityWeek 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Editors will select at least 4 winning papers to be presented at this symposium during The Obesity Society meeting November 11-15, 2018 (exact date and time to be announced). The session will be promoted to the obesity research community and to the press. The winning papers will be published online during ObesityWeek and in a special section of the December 2018 issue of Obesity. For full details, see the Call for Papers here.

5th Annual Obesity Journal Symposium at ObesityWeek 2017

The Editors selected five winning papers that provide the latest insights into preventing and treating obesity through innovative research designs. The papers were featured in a special section of the November 2017 issue of Obesity.

Congratulations to this year's winners:

  • Effect of Exercise Type During Intentional Weight Loss on Body Composition in Older Adults with Obesity, Kristen M. Beavers, PhD, MPH, RD
  • Binge Eating and Weight Loss Outcomes in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes: 4-Year Results from the Look AHEAD Study, Ariana M. Chao, PhD, NP
  • Increased Physical Activity was Associated with Less Weight Regain Six Years After “The Biggest Loser” Competition, Claudio Perez Leighton, PhD
  • The Food Environment, Preference and Experience Modulate the Effects of Exendin-4 on Food Intake and Reward, Jennifer C. Kerns, MD, MSHS
  • Effect of Adolescent Bariatric Surgery on the Brain and Cognition: A Pilot Study, Alaina L. Pearce, MA

VIDEO ABSTRACTS for the winning papers are also available.

Also be sure to read the winning papers from the 2016 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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