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University of Minnesota Medical Center
Hospital partner to University of Minnesota Physicians

University of Minnesota Department of Surgery
The University of Minnesota Medical School's website for the Department of Surgery

University of Minnesota Obesity Prevention Center
The University of Minnesota Obesity Prevention Center focuses on understanding and responding to the dangerous epidemic of excessive weight gain and obesity

Minnesota Obesity Center
The Minnesota Obesity Center is an Obesity Nutrition Research Center funded by the National Institute of Diabetes, and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health

Eating Disorders Research Program 
The Eating Disorders Research Program at the University of Minnesota has been providing treatment and conducting research in the area of eating disorders since the 1970's.

Weight Control Information Network
An information service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

MyPlate - USDA

Diet and exercise guidelines from the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

American Society of Bariatric Surgery
(Different Types of Surgery) The specialty surgical society which is represented in the American College of Surgeons Board of Governors and by the American Medical Association. The "patients" section has a nice overview of the role of weight loss surgery

Bariatric Edge

(Different Types of Surgery) An industry sponsored website with excellent animations of the different types of operations for weight loss

Surgical Review Corporation

(Information About Bariatric Centers of Excellence)

Obesity Action Coalition
(Weight Loss Support Groups/Discussion Forums) The OAC is a non-profit, patient-based organization dedicated to educating and advocating on behalf of those affected by obesity

Obesity Help
(Weight Loss Support Groups/Discussion Forums) This commercial website provides lots of opportunity for discussion in forums. As a rule, University of Minnesota Physicians does not market its surgeons in these forums.

Duodenal Switch Information Zone
(Weight Loss Support Groups/Discussion Forums) This site is dedicated to providing information about the duodenal switch procedure, one of the available weight loss surgery options

BMI Calculator - Adult
This interactive tool helps assess body mass index for adults

BMI Calculator - Child and Teen

This interactive tool helps assess body mass index for children and teenagers

BMI Tables
(Information About Laboratory Testing) WebMD owned and operated glossary of laboratory tests and articles about the tests.

Lab Tests Online
(Information About Laboratory Testing) American Association for Clinical Chemistry peer-reviewed website provides up-to-date information for interpretation of laboratory data.

ConsumerReports Web Watch
(Tips for Critically Evaluating Website Content) Please note: All content at these linked web sites is for informational purposes only. The University of Minnesota Medical Center Weight Loss Surgery Center doesn't control or endorse any of these sites.

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