Welcome

The George Washington University Weight Management Program (GWUWMP) is a multidisciplinary medical clinic specializing in weight control, nutrition, and prevention of obesity and obesity-related chronic disease. We are a team of physicians, psychologists, dieticians, social workers, counselors, and exercise trainers working together to provide individualized, comprehensive weight management support for all participants.

“This program has taught me the tools for eating and living healthfully that I will continue for the rest of my life.” — J.M.   ABOUT OUR PATIENTS

GWUWMP News

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Dr. Scott Kahan was interviewed by the Costco Connections magazine regarding the question, “Is Obesity a Disease?”

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Dr. Scott Kahan was interviewed on Fox News regarding upcoming FDA decisions on new medications for weight management and obesity.

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Dr. Arthur Frank was interviewed by the Washington Post for an article on the lack of insurance coverage for weight management and obesity treatment.

Friday, September 10th, 2010

In an interview on CBS News, Dr. Scott Kahan discussed a recent study that showed certain hormones may “program” weight regain in dieters.

Obesity News

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011
Study shows children will eat – and enjoy – healthier breakfast cereal

A recent study published by researchers at Yale University tested children responses to healthier (low sugar cereal, fruit, low fat milk) versus unhealthy (high sugar cereal) breakfasts.  Children who ate the healthy breakfast reported the same enjoyment as the unhealthy breakfast, and those eating the healthy breakfast consumed less cereal, less refined sugar, and more fresh fruit.

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010
GW researchers calculate obesity costs

Researchers at the George Washington University published a unique analysis of the financial costs of weight gain and obesity from an individual perspective.  Their report considers numerous costs associated with obesity, including medical care, absenteeism from work, lost productivity, and even the need for extra gasoline, to calculate the financial burden that persons with obesity face.