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ObesityWeek® features oral, poster abstracts

Topics include maternal diet, sugar-sweetened beverages, bariatric surgery

The Obesity Society

Innovative scientific research results ranging from maternal diets to sugar-sweetened beverages to bariatric surgery will be presented through oral and poster abstracts at the 37th Annual Meeting of The Obesity Society (TOS) at ObesityWeek®. The annual meeting will take place from Nov. 3-7, 2019, at Mandalay Bay South Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nev.

Scientists from across the globe will present the latest science in obesity research at the annual meeting. These communications provide notable exposure and recognition for studies and authors, and are likely to have a significant impact on obesity prevention and treatment.

"From early life exposure, to dietary choices later in life to molecular mechanisms and policy initiatives, ObesityWeek® 2019 is converging the latest advances from leading scientists around the world to further our understanding of obesity and to address its impact on health and quality of life," said Paul MacLean, one of the program chairs for ObesityWeek®.

TOS's program chairs haves selected a sampling of 15 top abstracts from the more than 750 abstracts that will be presented at the meeting.

Samples of the science that will be presented at the meeting, include:

  • GLP-1 Receptor Agonist Intervention for Poor Responders After Bariatric Surgery (The GRAVITAS Trial)
  • Pre-Operative Exercise Reduces Length of Hospital Stay in Patients Receiving Bariatric Surgery
  • Elevated Gut Parabacteroides Due to Early Life Sugar Consumption Impairs Memory Function in Rats
  • Developing a Salient Warning Label for Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
  • Child Food Insecurity Associated With Elevated Fasting Blood Glucose, HbA1c, and Prediabetes
  • Maternal Diet During Lactation, Not Gestation, Determines Microbiota Composition in Rat Offspring
  • Obesity Is Associated with Changes in Breastmilk Metabolites at 0.5, 2 and 6 Months Post-Partum
  • Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes: Current Evidence on Prices, Sales, Consumption and Revenues
  • Healthy Gestational Weight Gain in Women With Obesity Requires No Increase in Energy Intake
  • Improvement in Gycemic Control and Neuronal Risk Factors Implicated in Alzheimer's Disease
  • Mobile Engagement Behaviors Associated With Sustained 15% Weight Loss
  • Are We Ready for 250 Million Adults With Severe Obesity?
  • Life Trauma and Chronic Stress Interaction With Basal Cortisol Predict Longitudinal Weight Changes
  • Effect of the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSB) Tax on Soft Drinks Consumption in a Mexican Cohort
  • Racial and Weight Discrimination Associations with Chronic Pain in Patients With Higher BMI (≥25)


To access abstracts, members of the media can click on this link The link provides information such as date and time of the presentation, as well as author names.

Media representatives interested in covering abstract presentations onsite need to register for ObesityWeek®. Registration is free but a media code is needed. To obtain a media registration code, email TOS Director of Communications Kristin Collins at

Abstracts will be embargoed until 12:00 a.m. (PDT) on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019.

For more information, visit the ObesityWeek® website.

The Obesity Society (TOS) is the leading organization of scientists and health professionals devoted to understanding and reversing the epidemic of obesity and its adverse health, economic and societal effects. Combining the perspective of researchers, clinicians, policymakers and patients, TOS promotes innovative research, education, and evidence-based clinical care to improve the health and well-being of all people with obesity. For more information, visit and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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