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Obesity

Ask a Health Information Librarian

Librarians can help you find the health information you need!

Telephone: (919) 962-0800
Text/SMS: (919) 584-5931

Mobile Apps & Tools

BMI Calculator is a reliable indicator of total body fat, which is related to the risk of disease and death. It is free for iOS.

Fooducate provides nutrition information about foods, grading products by nutrition and ingredients. Free for iOS and Android.

Lose It! is a weight loss app that lets users set goals, create a calorie budget, and track food and exercise. Free for Android, iOS, Nook, and Kindle.

This app helps you succeed in your weight loss goals by tracking food and exercise. Free for iOS and Android. 

TargetWeight for Teens calculates teens' BMI and growth percentiles, sets goals, and tracks weight. Free for iOS.

Support Groups & Forums

These sites allow patients to discuss their experiences with illnesses, treatments, and other health matters. Any information or opinions posted are those of the forum users themselves and are not a substitute for professional medical advice.

Resources selected by Karen Crowell, Health Sciences Library, UNC-Chapel Hill.

September 16, 2014 - 10:14am