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Weight loss in Social Media
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Weight loss can be an important issue for the majority of people at some point in their lives and as the online world is full of quality information and tools focusing on weight loss, we collected them for You.

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News and Information on Weight Loss


Websites containing quality and reliable health information can provide patients with valuable support and resources. You can follow the updates and news of these sites easily with RSS as described in this video.

If you don't want to deal with using RSS, PeRSSonalized Weight Loss, a free, simple, multi-lingual Webicina service that features the latest news of the most relevant social media resources focusing on medical conditions and specialties, is created for you.



This video shows how it works:



You can insert the term "weight loss" into the custom Pubmed feed box to receive the latest peer-reviewed publications focusing on weight loss automatically.

weight loss rss feed

We collected the best sites focusing on weight loss-related support and information below. Please let us know if you have suggestions.


Weight Loss News and Support


Food and Drug Administration


  • Description: The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.
  • Quality: Accredited by HONcode.

fda weight loss

FDA also dedicates a group of pages to food safety.


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Medical News Today


  • Description: The latest Obesity News & Weight Loss News & Fitness News articles published daily. Includes news on losing weight, risk factors which could lead to obesity and the benefits of exercise and risks for the overweight.
  • Quality: Site description, privacy policy, advertisement policy, terms of use and contact information are available.



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Science Daily


  • Description: "ScienceDaily is one of the Internet’s most popular science news web sites. Since starting in 1995, the award-winning site has earned the loyalty of students, researchers, healthcare professionals, government agencies, educators and the general public around the world. Now with more than 3 million monthly visitors, ScienceDaily generates nearly 15 million page views a month and is steadily growing in its global audience."
  • Quality: Site description, privacy policy, terms of use, editorial board, contact information and archives are available.

Science Daily Diet and Weight Loss News

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Mayo Clinic


  • Description: "Once you understand that equation, you're ready to set your weight-loss goals and make a plan for reaching them. Remember, you don't have to do it alone. Talk to your doctor, family and friends for support. Also, plan smart: Anticipate how you'll handle situations that challenge your resolve and the inevitable minor setbacks."
  • Quality: Accredited by HONcode.

Mayo Clinic Weight Loss

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MedLine Plus


  • Description: "MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news."
  • Quality: Site description, privacy policy, terms of use, editorial board, contact information and archives are available.



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Healthline


  • Description: Extended information on weight loss and nutrition. Definition, causes and treatments as well.
  • Quality: It is accredited by HONcode.



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CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


  • Description: "When it comes to weight loss, there's no lack of fad diets promising fast results. But such diets limit your nutritional intake, can be unhealthy, and tend to fail in the long run."
  • Quality: Site description, privacy policy, terms of use and contact information are available.

CDC news

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WebMD®


  • Description: "Need advice on what you should be eating? WebMD asked noted health experts to answer common questions about nutrition, diet, and weight loss."
  • Quality: Accredited by HONcode.



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About.com


  • Description: "When it's too hot to turn on the oven, it's tempting to turn to takeout. But it can be confusing to decide what's diet-friendly and what isn't among the many different ethnic takeout options. Our ethnic restaurant "Quick Guides" can help!"
  • Quality: Accredited by HONcode.

About.com Weight Loss

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UK Medix


  • Description: "With the help of the team the research presents all the data possible (say from the BBC, Sky News, medical journals and even doctors own blogs) and then we put together a story as balanced as the editor allows."
  • Quality: Site description, privacy policy, terms of use and contact information are available.

UK medix news

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Medicinenet.com


  • Description: "MedicineNet.com is an online, healthcare media publishing company. It provides easy-to-read, in-depth, authoritative medical information for consumers via its robust, user-friendly, interactive web site. Since 1996, MedicineNet.com has had a highly accomplished, uniquely experienced team of qualified executives in the fields of medicine, healthcare, Internet technology, and business to bring you the most comprehensive, sought after healthcare information anywhere."
  • Quality: Accredited by HONcode.

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Everyday Health


  • Description: "Everyday Health is for consumers who need to manage their conditions daily, get answers to their most important health-related questions, or find thorough information about how to get and stay well."
  • Quality: Accredited by HONcode.

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Health24


  • Description: "Health24 content is educational, relevant, and medically reviewed. The aim of the editorial is to enable readers to make informed decisions about their health. The site covers a wide range of topics, such as in-depth information on common medical conditions, diet, fitness, pregnancy, parenting, men's and women's health. It is continually being updated by a team of medical specialists and journalists."
  • Quality: Site description, privacy policy, terms of use and contact information are available.

Health24 Weight Loss

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NHS Choices


  • Description: "NHS Choices is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare."
  • Quality: Site description, privacy policy, advertisement policy, terms of use and contact information are available.

NHS Choices Lose Weight

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eMedicineHealth


  • Description: "eMedicineHealth.com is a consumer health information site that was launched in May 2003. The site contains over 900 health and medical articles written by physicians for patients and consumers."
  • Quality: Accredited by HONcode.

eMedicine Weight Loss and Control

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Social Bookmarking


Social bookmarking lets you store, organize and manage bookmarks of web pages on the Internet with the help of metadata.

Here are a few social bookmarking sites and the collection of links featuring your field of interest.

Diigo


Diigo: If you browse or read a lot on the web, we believe you will find Diigo indispensable. Diigo is two services in one -- it is a research and collaborative research tool on the one hand, and a knowledge-sharing community and social content site on the other.

Diigo Weight Loss

Click here to see all the weight loss-related sites submitted on Diigo.com.

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Weight loss can be an important issue for the majority of people at some point in their lives and as the online world is full of quality information and tools focusing on weight loss, we collected them for You.