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Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and American College of Physicians (ACP) Announce New Free Resource for Healthcare Professionals

   Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and American College of Physicians (ACP)
Announce New Free Resource for Healthcare Professionals Treating Excess Weight
                                 and Obesity

PR Newswire

TAMPA, Fla., April 15, 2013

TAMPA, Fla., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Obesity Action
Coalition (OAC) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) are proud to
unveil a brand-new free resource, "Excess Weight and Your Health – A Guide to
Effective, Healthy Weight Loss," developed specifically for healthcare
professionals treating excess weight and obesity.

"Excess Weight and Your Health – A Guide to Effective, Healthy Weight Loss" is
a combination of a 32-page guidebook and DVD which provides healthcare
professionals with a mechanism to introduce the topic of weight into their
practices. From an in-depth look at weight to information on today's latest
weight-loss options, this resource provides viewers and readers with a
thorough look at excess weight and obesity, and its effect on health.

"As the OAC is the only nonprofit whose sole focus is representing individuals
affected by obesity, and ACP, a leading physician organization, we welcomed
the opportunity to work together on this project. The healthcare
provider-patient conversation of weight is extremely important in the fight
against obesity. It is our hope that this resource only further encourages
that conversation," said Joe Nadglowski, OAC President and CEO.

The DVD features two of the leading experts in the field of obesity discussing
real patients who have battled, and continue to battle, excess weight and
obesity. Dr. Christopher Still, DO, Medical Director, Center for Nutrition and
Weight Management at the Geisinger Obesity Institute and Dr. Domenica Rubino,
MD, Founder and Director, Washington Center for Weight Management and
Research, provide an insightful look at how weight impacts health and what
patients can do to manage their weight and improve their health.

"ACP is committed to helping patients understand their health, especially for
complex conditions like obesity," said Molly Cooke, MD, FACP, ACP President.
"'Excess Weight and Your Health' also will help our internal medicine
physicians engage in conversations with their patients around obesity and
weight loss."

To learn more about the "Excess Weight and Your Health – A Guide to Effective,
Healthy Weight Loss" guidebook and DVD and to order a free copy today, please
visit www.obesityaction.org/oacacpdvd.

"Excess Weight and Your Health – A Guide to Effective, Healthy Weight Loss" is
an educational resource presented by the American College of Physicians in
partnership with the Obesity Action Coalition. Funding support for the
educational resource was provided by VIVUS, Inc.

The OAC is a National nonprofit charity dedicated to helping individuals
affected by obesity. The OAC was formed to bring together individuals
struggling with weight issues and provide educational resources and advocacy
tools.

For more information on the OAC, please visit www.obesityaction.org.

For more information on ACP, please visit www.acponline.org.

For more information on VIVUS, Inc., please visit www.vivus.com.

SOURCE Obesity Action Coalition

Website: http://www.acponline.org
Website: http://www.obesityaction.org