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North American Association for the Study of Obesity
NAASO and its parent, the International Association for the Study of Obesity, shape professional notions about obesity by publishing the top two journals on the subject.
The North American Association for the Study of Obesity is a professional organization representing the interests of clinicians and physicians treating obesity. Past NAASO president Barbara Rolls acknowledged that “most of our donations come from a number of pharmaceutical companies.” In 1996, a NAASO newsletter noted that its Corporate Advisory Board consisted of representatives from contributing companies: Amgen, Eli Lilly, Roche, Interneuron, Knoll, Procter & Gamble Co., Slim-Fast Foods, and Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories.