Research and Clinical Trials

Mayo Clinic: Medicine Research

The Mayo Clinic's Web site contains research and clinical trials on obesity.

University of Minnesota: Minnesota Obesity Center

The Minnesota Obesity Center is an obesity nutrition research center funded by the National Institute of Diabetes, and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Minnesota Center for Obesity, Metabolism & Endocrinology, PA (MNCOME)

Current research projects include Treating Obesity in Families of Color – An Innovative Intervention and Prevention Model and Appetite Suppression Induced by Stimulation Trial – ASSIST.

National Institutes of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Obesity-related research activities and clinical trials supported by NIH and NIDDK. The site has statistics related to overweight and obesity.

Weight Control Information Network (WIN)

WIN is the information service of the National Institutes of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and provides information on research and clinical trials.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)


Data from numerous surveys and studies and a link to the CDC's growth charts.