Weight-control Information Network

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Weight-control Information Network

Description

The Weight-control Information Network (WIN) is a national information service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH). WIN was established in 1994 to provide health professionals and consumers with science-based information on obesity, weight control, and nutrition.

WIN provides the following resources:

  • Publications: including fact sheets, brochures, article reprints, and conference and workshop proceedings.
  • Clinical nutrition and obesity lecture series videos, taped lectures sponsored by NIDDK on weight loss and weight control-related topics.
  • Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better : WIN’s media-based program encourages Black women to maintain their weight by increasing their physical activity and eating healthy foods.
  • Statistics related to overweight and obesity and to nutrition monitoring.
  • NIH- and NIDDK-supported research on obesity-related topics.
  • WIN Notes: an electronic newsletter for health professionals, features the latest information from NIDDK and other organizations on obesity, weight control, and weight-related nutritional disorders. WIN Notes also lists resources available from other organizations and reports on the activities of the NIDDK Clinical Obesity Research Panel.
  • WIN reference collection: A database of articles and resources designed for the general public, health professionals, the media and Congress providing up-to-date, science-based information on obesity, weight control, physical activity, and related nutritional issues.
  • Other NIH programs and related Web sites.

Developer:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (U.S.)

Funding Sources:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (U.S.); National Institutes of Health

History

Release Date: 2004
Review Date: 2007
Recent Summary: April 2008
Original Summary: April 2004
Last Updated: 04/11/08

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