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Letter from the Executive Director
TOS
Per TOS Executive Director Francesca Dea, one of the primary reasons obesity professionals join TOS is for the networking opportunities. One of the greatest networking opportunities will take place at ObesityWeek℠, scheduled Nov. 11-16, in Atlanta. Each year during the meeting, the TOS Sections host events and activities where members with similar interests, expertise and/or educational background come together to recognize groundbreaking research, network and develop a plan to help advance TOS' goals.
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Closing Sept. 7: Late-breaking abstract submission site for ObesityWeek℠
TOS
The Obesity Society's late-breaking abstract submission site for ObesityWeek 2013 is closing Sept. 7! Don't miss this chance to submit your abstracts to the following tracks:
  • Metabolism and Integrative Physiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Intervention and Clinical Studies
  • Population Health
  • Policy
Accepted abstracts will be presented at the Annual Meeting as oral presentations or posters. Visit this link for more information.

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New opportunity for obesity and breast cancer travel award for ObesityWeek℠ 2013
TOS
TOS' Obesity & Cancer Section is pleased to announce a late-breaking award opportunity for ObesityWeek℠ 2013 — the Susan G. Komen Junior Faculty Travel Award for Obesity & Breast Cancer Research. This award in the amount of $1,000 will go toward defraying the cost of attending the conference.

The O&C Section is currently requesting applications from Junior Faculty, up to and including the rank of Assistant Professor, to be considered for this award. Please find application information here. Applications are due by 5 p.m. ET, Monday, Sept. 16.

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Sept. 20 deadline: Don't forget to register for the ABOM Exam
TOS
Interested in earning a subspecialty in obesity medicine? An obesity medicine physician is trained and certified to employ therapeutic interventions, including diet, physical activity, behavioral change and pharmacotherapy. The American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) is holding its next exam Dec. 7-14. Find out more here, and don't forget to register before the Sept. 20 deadline.

If you're planning to take the exam, the ABOM review course held during ObesityWeek℠ 2013 can help you prepare. The 2013 course includes an updated approach from the previous year, with more coverage of certain domains, a discussion of sample test questions and didactic lectures. Attendees also will have an opportunity to review the materials in advance. Find out more about the course here.

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ObesityAction Coalition's 2nd Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention Breaks Attendance
TOS
More than 370 individuals from 32 states throughout the nation attended the Obesity Action Coalition's 2nd Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention, Rise to the Challenge, in Phoenix in August. Education, advocacy and support, the core principles of the OAC’s mission, were fully represented during the Convention, tagged "YWM2013" across social media. TOS was proud to be represented at the event by several members in leadership.
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Supermarket discounts of fruits and vegetables lead to
increased consumption

TOS
A group of researchers, led by TOS Fellow Allan Geliebter, Ph.D., at the New York Obesity Nutrition Center recently published "Supermarket Discounts of Low-Energy Density Foods: Effects on Purchasing, Food Intake, and Body Weight," published online in the Obesity journal. Overweight participants were recruited from two New York City D'Agostino supermarkets and given new loyalty cards to track purchasing and implement the discount.
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TOS Featured Fellow: Geoff Ball, Ph.D.
TOS
As part of TOS' commitment to advance the careers of our Fellows, we're pleased to dedicate this section of the newsletter to their recent accomplishments, careers moves and other updates. This month's Featured Fellow is Geoff Ball, Ph.D., TOS Fellow and Alberta Health Services Director of the Pediatric Centre for Weight and Health at Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, Canada.

Congratulations to Dr. Ball and his team for their research to fight obesity with technology. Click the headline for a brief Q&A.

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KiPOW mentor-student teams fight obesity at Race for Every Child on Oct. 5
TOS
In Washington, D.C., Children's National Medical Center has launched a unique academic-community partnership to help improve nutrition, physical activity and health literacy. Based in a health promotion/behavioral change model, enthusiastic medical students from George Washington University volunteer as mentors in area schools to advance a culture shift toward healthier living. Designed for nationwide replication, the program — Kid POWER, or KiPOW — is laser focused on wellness and, this year, will engage teachers as wellness champions.
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OBESITY IN THE NEWS


11 ways to rev up your metabolism
Good Housekeeping
Traditional wisdom holds that a sluggish metabolism is a curse of midlife, like needing reading glasses to use a smartphone or starting to worry about your retirement plan. Sure, your metabolism slows as you get older. But who says you have to take that sitting down? New research shows the best ways to burn more calories — faster!
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Could a medication make obesity healthier?
Los Angeles Times
With 78 million American adults in the obese column and showing slim chances of permanently dieting their way out of it, one way of mitigating the public health disaster to come would be to unhook the wagonload of obesity-related ills — most notably Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease — from obesity itself.
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Is sugar a toxin? Experts debate the role of sugar in our obesity epidemic
The Washington Post
American eaters love a good villain. Diets that focus on one clear bad guy have gotten traction even as the bad guy has changed — fat, carbohydrates, animal products, cooked food, gluten. And now, Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California at San Francisco, is adding sugar to the list.
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The 5 most kid-unfriendly breakfasts in America
Yahoo Health
A study earlier this year by Share Our Strength, the nonprofit group behind the No Kid Hungry campaign, found that kids who ate a school breakfast attended an average of 1.5 more days of school per year and had math scores that averaged 17.5 percent higher than their empty-stomached peers. Breakfast eaters were also 20 percent more likely to make it to high school graduation.
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Healthy obesity? Study says it is possible to be overweight but not at-risk
New York Daily News
Fat but fit? German researchers have called for the concept of "metabolically healthy obesity" to be further explored so doctors can ensure the patients with the highest health risks get the treatment they need.
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Fruit takes a bite out of diabetes risk
MedPage Today
Eating more fruit, particularly apples, grapes and blueberries meant lower Type 2 diabetes risk, according to findings from a longitudinal observational study. Each additional three servings per week of whole fruit was associated with a significant 2 percent lower odds of Type 2 diabetes incidence after adjustment for other dietary, lifestyle and personal risk factors, researchers found.
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ACAP Health Consulting announces leading health experts Whitthorne and Church to join executive team
Yahoo Finance
ACAP Health Consulting has announced that Todd Whitthorne, renowned health and wellness expert, and Tim Church, M.D., M.P.H, Ph.D., one of the country's leading physicians in exercise and obesity research, will join the company as president and medical director, respectively.
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