Obesity is a world-wide epidemic of increasing interest to news outlets around the globe.

Keeping You Informed

The Communications Department at The Obesity Society (TOS) regularly publishes press releases and other materials to keep the media and the public actively informed. Materials distributed to the press discuss developments at TOS as well as a variety of obesity-related topics and issues, including ObesityWeek®.

Recent Press Releases


Novel Research Unveils Methodological Approach to Study Why Some Individuals are Prone to Weight Gain, While Others are Protected from Weight Gain, November 21, 2023

TOS Past Presidents Comment on SELECT Study Results, November 14, 2023

Presentation of Tirzepatide Weight-Loss Study Results at ObesityWeek, October 15, 2023

ObesityWeek® Scientific Abstract Presentations Focus on Drug Trials, Dosing Instructions Lacking Safety, Effectiveness for Patients with Obesity, October 11, 2023

ObesityWeek® Features Hundreds of Innovative Scientific Abstracts, October 6, 2023

Obesity Journal Symposium Features Multi-Disciplinary Research, September 20, 2023

Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity Early in the Day Influences Weight Management, Health Outcomes, September 19, 2023

Novel Research Reveals Existence of Altered Mesocortical Connectivity in Obesity, August 22, 2023

Study Confirms Long-Term Benefits of Weight-Loss Surgery in the Prevention of Cancer, August 22, 2023

Discover Connections Between Research, Clinical Practice and Community at ObesityWeek®, August 7, 2023

Medical Schools Selected for Quality Improvement Curriculum Project, August 7, 2023

Study: Gastric By-Pass Surgery Associated with Non-Alcohol Substance Use Disorder, July 21, 2023

TOS Members Present Options for Anti-Obesity Medications at ADA Conference, June 29, 2023

Nearly Half of Adolescents Using Semaglutide in Trial Dropped Below the Clinical Cut-Off for Obesity, May 17, 2023

Gestational Weight Gain Z Scores Standardized by Pre-Pregnancy BMI Associated with Susceptibility to Autism-Related Traits, April 26, 2023

Study: Anti-Obesity Medications Could Be Sold for Lower Prices, April 14, 2023

TOS Endorses Global Editorial on People-First Language and Pediatric Obesity, April 5, 2023

Built Environment Strongest Predictor of Adolescent Obesity, Related Health Behaviors, March 21, 2023

Population-Scaled, School-Based Physical Activity Intervention Can Help Prevent Childhood Obesity, February 22, 2023

Nutrition Expert Named New President of The Obesity Society, February 2, 2023

Country’s Leading Obesity Care Organizations Develop Consensus Statement on Obesity, January 31, 2023

Study: 40-year Follow Up Shows Significant Reduction in Death Rates After Bariatric Surgery, January 25, 2023

Novel Workplace Lifestyle Intervention Leads to Meaningful Weight-Loss, Maintenance, January 25, 2023

Obesity-Focused Organizations Issue Statement in Support of New AAP Clinical Guideline on Childhood Obesity, January 13, 2023


Study: Move More Often Supports Better Long-term Weight Loss for Older Adults, December 21, 2021

Parenting intervention associated with BMI of first and second-born siblings, December 21, 2021

Studies: Mixed Results on Nature, Extent of Healthcare, October 20, 2021

Improved Diversity Needed in Membership, October 18, 2021

TOS Promotes National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in September, September 1, 2021

Medically-Supervised Pediatric Obesity Treatment, August 24, 2021

The Obesity Society Issues New Position Statement: COVID-19 Vaccines are Effective in People with Obesity, July 7, 2021

Review Shows Minimal, High-Quality Evidence Dietary Supplements Lead to Weight Loss, June 23, 2021

The Obesity Society weighs in on the FDA approval of semaglutide 2.4 (Wegovy®), June 11, 2021

Obesity and Cancer: Studies Highlight Different Aspects of the Connection, May 26, 2021

Weight-Loss Maintainers Sit Less than Weight-Stable People with Obesity, May 26, 2021

Study Examines Association Between Lifestyle Patterns and BMI in Early Childhood, April 26, 2021

Self-Monitoring Using Digital Health Tools is Associated with Weight Loss, February 24, 2021

Lower Energy Intake Observed in Low-fat Vegan vs. Low-carb Ketogenic Diet, February 1, 2021

Physical Exercise May Minimize Bariatric Surgery-Induced Bone Loss, January 12, 2021

More Visceral Fat Increases Risk for COVID-19 ICU Admission, Mechanical Ventilation, January 13, 2021

Medication Shows Promise for Weight Loss in Patients with Obesity, Diabetes, January 13, 2021


Leading Neuroscience Obesity Researcher Named New TOS President, December 16, 2020

TOS Announces Presidential Medal of Distinction Awardees, November 2, 2020

COVID-19 and Obesity: Top Abstracts at ObesityWeek® Interactive, October 29, 2020

Oral, Poster Abstracts Take Center Stage at ObesityWeek® Interactive, October 15, 2020

Obesity Selects Journal Symposium Honorees, October 1, 2020

African American BMi associated with severe COVID-19 and ICU admission, August 4, 2020

Intensive behavioral therapy and liraglutide 3.0 mg show positive results for weight loss, February 24, 2020

Intensive lifestyle intervention focused on weight loss lowers obesity-related cancer risk, August 24, 2020

TOS Announces Interactive, Online Format for ObesityWeek®, July 08, 2020

Anti-obesity medications mitigate weight regain in RYGB surgery patients, May 22, 2020

Excess weight drives inflammation, hypoventilation behind COVID-19 complications, May 04, 2020

North American Obesity Organizations Recognize World Obesity Day, Mar 04, 2020

Intensive behavioral therapy and liraglutide 3.0 mg show positive results for weight loss, February 24, 2020

Researchers propose new disease classification system for obesity, February 24, 2020

Researchers propose new disease classification system for obesity, February 24, 2020

The Obesity Society Marks American Heart Month in February, February 5, 2020