Posts Tagged ‘IOM’

What’s the Difference Physical Activity Makes?

April 16, 2015 — At the Institute of Medicine, some of the world’s top experts in human physiology just spent two days describing the difference physical activity makes in exquisite detail. In a word, for most people, that difference is good health. You can find plenty of academic debate about how and how much exercise contributes to weight outcomes in […]

Nothing About Us Without Us

June 25, 2014 — Props to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Obesity Solutions Roundtable for honoring the principle of “nothing about us without us” yesterday. While much obesity policy is made without input from people directly affected, the IOM Roundtable devoted the entire day Tuesday to considering severe obesity, weight bias, and the impact upon people affected. Maria Caprigno […]

Severe Obesity: Hiding in Plain Sight

January 8, 2014 — Severe obesity is hiding in plain sight as the Institute of Medicine (IOM) starts a three-year roundtable process on obesity solutions. Bill Dietz opened a workshop on the current state of obesity solutions in the U.S. He offered an optimistic assessment of overall obesity rates stabilizing in many segments of the population. But he offered […]

Institute of Medicine Report Lays Out Strategy for Fighting Obesity

May 8, 2012 — May 8, 2012 — The Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, laid out today at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s "Weight of the Nation" conference, says the progress the U.S. has been making in fighting obesity has been too slow and that more drastic changes are required.