Press Releases

Press Releases 2019-12-20T11:52:56+00:00

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


New Data…on Weight Loss Experiences for Minority Groups, July 24, 2019

Study Finds Meal Timing…Lower Appetite, Improve fat Burning, July 24, 2019

Researchers Reveal New Strategy for Preventing Holiday Weight Gain, May 23, 2019

Variation of FTO Gene Linked to Weight Gain and Obesity in Children, May 23, 2019

TOS President-Elect Co-Authors Study on Genetic Test for Obesity, April 23, 2019

Obesity Organizations Recognize World Health Day, April 5, 2019

Former TOS President to Speak at New Obesity Clinical Immersion Program, March 28, 2019

TOS President, Members Named to 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, February 26, 2019

Learn the Link: Obesity and Heart Health, February 1, 2019


The Obesity Society Updates Position on Obesity, December 20, 2018

The Obesity Society Elects Officers, December 3, 2018

New President Named for The Obesity Society, November 15, 2018

Obesity Experts Support the Call for Innovative, Evidence-Informed Strategies to Increase the Prevalence of Qualified Military Recruits, October 31, 2018

Executive Leaders from The Obesity Society Travel to Oman, October 18, 2018

The Obesity Society Recognizes National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, August 30, 2018

Australian Study Explores Relative Cost Effectiveness of Different Treatment Programs: Modelling Suggests Potential Long-Term Advantage of Referral to Dedicated Weight Management Program, August 27, 2018

The Obesity Society Calls for More Research on Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax, July 12, 2018

New Education Initiative Will Promote Specialized Physician Training in Obesity Care Across the U.S., June 28, 2018


Caroline Apovian Named President of The Obesity Society, November 1, 2017

Understanding the Link between Obesity and Cancer, November 1, 2017

The Fight to End Childhood Obesity, October 19, 2017

Obesity Journal Symposium, October 16, 2017

George L. Blackburn, MD Phd, Nutrition and Metabolism Symposium, October 10, 2017

Can Your Genes and Environment Affect Your Physical Activity and Weight Loss?, September 26, 2017

Rudolph L. Leibel, MD, to Keynote at ObesityWeek 2017, September 25, 2017

First Study of Its Size Shows Early Weight Gain in Pregnancy Correlates with Childhood Obesity, August 28, 2017

Diet Quality Matters Not Just Quantity in Mid-to-Late-Adulthood, July 26, 2017

Childhood Obesity Historically High in Low Income Communities, June 27, 2017

The American Board of Obesity Medicine Five Year Report, May 25, 2017

Anthony Comuzzie Named New Executive Director at The Obesity Society, May 8, 2017

Mental Illness Does Not Affect Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Results, April 25, 2017