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®.

Prior Press Releases

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

2020

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