1 is 2 Fat Weight Loss Guide
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The Weight-control Information Network (WIN) is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, under the U.S. Public Health Service. Authorized by Congress (Public Law 103-43), WIN assembles and disseminates to health professionals and the general public information on weight control, obesity, and nutritional disorders. WIN responds to requests for information; develops, reviews, and distributes publications; and develops communication strategies to encourage individuals to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
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Binge Eating Disorder.NIH Publication No. 94-3589. This fact sheet describes the symptoms, causes, complications, and treatment of binge eating disorder, along with a profile of those at risk for the disorder. 1993. Available from WIN.
Dieting and Gallstones. NIH Publication No. 94-3677. This fact sheet describes what gallstones are, how weight loss may cause them, and how to lessen the risk of developing them. 1993. Available from WIN.
Gastric Surgery for Severe Obesity.NIH Publication No. 96-4006. This fact sheet describes the different types of surgery available to treat severe obesity. It explains how gastric surgery promotes weight loss and the benefits and risks of each procedure. 1996. Available from WIN.
Physical Activity and Weight Control. NIH Publication No. 96-4031. This booklet explains how physical activity helps promote weight control and other ways it benefits one's health. It also describes the different types of physical activity and provides tips on how to become more physically active. Revised 1997. Available from WIN.
Prescription Medications for the Treatment of Obesity.NIH Publication No. 97-4191. This fact sheet presents information on appetite suppressant medications. These medications may help some obese patients lose more weight than with non-drug treatments. The types of medications and the risks and benefits associated with the use of these medications are described. Revised 1997. Available from WIN.
Very Low-Calorie Diets.NIH Publication No. 95-3894. Information on who should use a very low-calorie diet (VLCD) and the health benefits and possible adverse effects of VLCDs is provided in this fact sheet. 1995. Available from WIN.
Weight Cycling. NIH Publication No. 95-3901. Based on research, this fact sheet describes the health effects of weight cycling, also known as "yo-yo" dieting, and how it affects obese individuals' future weight-loss efforts. 1995. Available from WIN.
"Are You Eating Right?" Consumer Reports. October 1992, pp. 644-55. This article summarizes advice from 68 nutrition experts, including a discussion on weight control and health risks of obesity. Available from WIN.
"Losing Weight: What Works. What Doesn't" and "Rating the Diets." Consumer Reports.June 1993, pp. 347-57. These articles report on a survey of readers' experiences with weight-loss diets, discuss research related to weight control, and outline pros and cons of different diet programs. Available in public libraries.
"The Facts About Weight-Loss Products and Programs." DHHS Publication No. (FDA) 92-1189. This pamphlet provides basic facts about the weight-loss industry and what the consumer should expect from a diet program and/or product. Available from the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Consumer Affairs, HFE-88, Rockville, MD 20857.
"Nutrition and Your Health: Dietary Guidelines for Americans, Fourth Edition." Home and Garden Bulletin No. 232. 1995. This booklet answers some of the basic questions about healthy eating and the link between poor nutrition and disease. It stresses the importance of a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Available from WIN.
A Report of the Surgeon General: Physical Activity and Health. 1996. Produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this report compiles decades of research concerning physical activity and health. It addresses the nationwide health problems associated with physical inactivity and outlines the benefits of becoming more physically active. Available for $19.00 from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Washington, DC 20402; (202) 512-1800. Stock Number 017-023-00196-5.