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General Information and Resources for Weight and Obesity

DHHS. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.

Provides the general public, health professionals, the media, and Congress with up-to-date, science-based information on weight control, obesity, physical activity, and related nutritional issues.

USDA. Economic Research Service.

To help address growing public health concerns about rising obesity rates, ERS research illuminates differences in dietary patterns by social, demographic, and economic factors.

DHHS. CDC. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Obesity trend data from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and maps from CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).