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The WIN Notes Update features recent research findings, program updates, tips and tools, and more. It is produced by the Weight-control Information Network (WIN). It replaces WIN Notes, WIN's newsletter that came out twice a year.

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Current Issue: January

Check out this issue to find out how you can become a health champion in the new year, and read about a health champion in action.  You’ll also learn about new guiding principles for diabetes care.

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Past Issues of WIN Notes Update

  • December 2014
    Check out this issue for tips for weight control in the winter holiday season, as well as news about research on diabetes in youth and an updated fact sheet from WIN.
  • November 2014
    Read in this issue about NIH research on how brain chemistry may relate to eating habits, as well as resources you can use to raise diabetes awareness and promote health during National Diabetes Month.
  • October 2014
    Check out this issue for news about research on a type of fat in the body that helps burn energy, resources related to National Hispanic Heritage Month, and an updated version of WIN's Active at Any Size brochure.
Archived Issues of WIN Notes and WIN Notes Update
  • August 2014
    This issue spotlights findings from celiac disease research supported by NIDDK, information about high blood pressure in children, newly revised WIN materials, and other WIN news.
  • July 2014
    Find out in this issue about a bionic pancreas that helped people with type 1 diabetes keep their blood glucose levels within the normal range. Also read about radio broadcasts by NIDDK's Director and helping kids in your life stay healthy this summer.
  • June 2014
    In honor of Men's Health Month, this issue highlights ways for men to get more physical activity, consume healthy foods and beverages, and get to and stay at a healthy weight.
  • May 2014
    This issue covers NIDDK Director Dr. Griffin Rodgers' keynote at the first African American Health Program Community Day. It also features a National Institutes of Health-funded study that found that lifestyle changes may help older adults keep lean body mass as they lose weight.
  • April 2014
    This issue announces the release of National Institutes of Health (NIH) data on the health and lifestyles of U.S. Hispanics. It also highlights updates to WIN's Walking brochure, NIH research, and resources related to National Minority Health Month in April.
  • March 2014
    This issue covers a presentation by NIDDK Director Griffin Rodgers to middle school students about study and work in the sciences. It also highlights recent updates to NIDDK's website and resources for National Kidney Month.
  • February 2014
    To help you celebrate American Heart Month, this issue features resources for promoting heart health. It also includes a link to WIN health champion materials and ideas for getting and staying physically active.
  • January 2014
    This issue highlights recent findings from the Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (LABS) and Teen-LABS. It also includes descriptions and links to WIN's most recently updated publications, as well as items you can use to be a health champion.
  • November 2013
    Check out this issue for news of a study that suggests that a “maintain, don’t gain” focus may help some with weight control. The issue also features WIN’s updated Sisters Together Program Guide, resources from NIDDK and its programs, and WIN’s childhood obesity infographic.
  • October 2013
    In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, this issue highlights WIN's Spanish-language materials, the next WIN exhibit, and online health resources in Spanish.
  • September 2013
    In this issue read about an NIH study of the long-term effects of blood sugar during pregnancy, tools you can use to help African American women be healthy, and WIN's new publications.
  • Spring 2013
    This issue features 10 easy ways to improve your health, information about research looking into disease disparities, and highlights updated Spanish-language publications available from WIN. View PDF version [3,784 Kb]
  • Fall 2012
    This issue features information about several clinical trials on type 2 diabetes, updated WIN brochures and tip sheets, and a new online resource for tracking your eating. View PDF version [748 Kb]
  • Spring 2012
    This issue features information about an NIH tool and model that may predict how people lose and gain weight and an NIH study to help overweight or obese pregnant women. View PDF version [2,257 Kb]
  • Fall 2011
    This issue features information about the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate icon and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) SnaX program. View PDF version [3,901 Kb]
  • Spring 2011
    This issue features an article on the Strategic Plan for NIH Obesity Research. It also includes information on the Weight Wise Program that is helping low-income women lose weight. View PDF version [1,928 Kb]
  • Winter 2011
    This issue features an article on "Efforts to Reduce Childhood Obesity."  View PDF version [2,483 Kb]

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Last Modified: January 5, 2015

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