The editorial team of Obesity, the leading peer-reviewed scientific journal in the field, hosts the 5th annual Obesity Journal Symposium at ObesityWeek. The Editors have selected five winning papers that provide the latest insights into preventing and treating obesity through innovative research designs. An author of each winning paper will give a 10-minute oral presentation followed by a 5-minute discussion. The papers will be featured in a special section of the November 2017 issue of Obesity.


10:15am Effect of Exercise Type during Intentional Weight Loss on Body Composition in Older Adults with Obesity
Kristen M Beavers, PhD MPH RD
10:30am Binge Eating and Weight Loss Outcomes in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes: 4-Year Results from the Look AHEAD Study
Ariana M Chao, PhD NP
10:45am The Food Environment, Preference, and Experience Modulate the Effects of Exendin-4 on Food Intake and Reward
Claudio Perez Leighton, PhD
11:00am Increased Physical Activity was Associated with Less Weight Regain Six Years After “The Biggest Loser” Competition
Jennifer C Kerns, MD MSHS
11:15am Effect of Adolescent Bariatric Surgery on the Brain and Cognition: A Pilot Study
Alaina L Pearce, MA