Useful websites

Patients may find these websites useful:

American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery The American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery is the largest surgical society in the world for this area of treatment. Although the information is directed primarly at an American audience, it contains a great deal of patient and healthcare professional information.

Association for the Study of Obesity This group has a membership of 400 scientists, medical and health professionals, runs training meetings and conferences and produces a newsletter.

Diabetes UK A British-based patient, healthcare professional and research charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns of behalf of people affected by and at risk of diabetes.

National Obesity Forum Set up by GPs. Its work includes supporting the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity, which raises debates about the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity.

NHS Choices Information from the National Health Service on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living.

Obesity Empowerment Network Obesity Empowerment Network UK is a new non-profit, user-led, advocacy organisation, dedicated to giving people affected by obesity a public voice through empowerment..

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea This website is a useful information resource about obstructive sleep apnoea (a common co-morbidity of obesity) and its treatment.

Weight Concern A registered charity dedicated to fighting obesity and including programmes to tackle childhood obesity.

Weight Loss Surgery Information A comprehensive resource offering information and support on weight loss surgery.