Related Links on Obesity

Published November 14, 2009

Health / Weight Loss Campaigns

 The 50 Million Pound Challenge - http://www.50millionpounds.com/

American Heart Association: Following a Healthy Eating Plan - http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=1088

Weight-control Information Network (WIN): http://win.niddk.nih.gov/index.htm, and http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health/nutrit/nutrit.htm

Media-Smart Youth: Eat, Think, and Be Active: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/msy/

We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition): http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/wecan/index.htm

A national program designed as a one-stop resource for parents and caregivers interested in practical tools to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight. Tips and fun activities focus on three critical behaviors: improved food choices, increased physical activity and reduced screen time.

Obesity - Informational Resources

The Obesity Society - www.obesity.org

The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance - http://www.stopobesityalliance.org/

Trust for America's Health - http://healthyamericans.org/

The Obesity Education Initiative: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/oei/index.htm

The Obesity Society: Childhood Obesity - http://www.obesity.org/information/childhood_overweight.asp


Obesity - Related Illnesses

For specific information on these diseases, visit the links below:

American Heart Association - http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=1200000



American Diabetes Association - http://www.diabetes.org/
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse - http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov
National Diabetes Education Program - http://www.ndep.nih.gov

Heart Disease and Stroke (Cardiovascular disease):

NHLBI Information for patients and the public - http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/index.htm

Stroke:  National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Stroke Information Page - http://www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_medical/disorders/stroke.htm

High Blood Pressure:
National High Blood Pressure Education Program - http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/nhbpep/index.htm
Your Guide to Lowering High Blood Pressure - http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/hbp

National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) - http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/ncep/index.htm
Live Healthier, Live Longer - http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/chd/index.htm

Cancer - National Cancer Institute (NCI) - http://www.nci.nih.gov/cancerinfo/

Depression - http://www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/depressionmenu.cfm (English & Spanish)

Eating Disorders -http://www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/eatingdisordersmenu.cfm


Mississippi Resources

Jackson Heart Study - http://jhs.jsums.edu/jhsinfo/

Jackson Medical Mall - http://jmm.spiralfx.com/index.html

Let's Go Walkin' Mississippi - http://www.letsgowalkinms.com/

Mississipi Against Obesity Foundation & B Fit & Healthy Magazine - www.bfmagazine.com

Shannon Anderson's Blog - http://breakingtheobesitycycle.blogspot.com/







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