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WIN Notes Update

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.

WIN Subscribers

Now you can order Weight-control Information Network (WIN) tip sheets, fact sheets, and brochures online! Visit the WIN List of Materials in the NIDDK Publications Catalog to view and order copies of WIN publications. WIN provides up-to-date, science-based information on obesity, weight control, physical activity, and related nutritional issues for a range of audiences. Other NIDDK publications are also available through its catalog.

In addition to printed materials, the NIDDK offers a wide variety of online resources for health care professionals and patients on diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic disorders; nutrition, obesity, and digestive diseases; and kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases. Visit the NIDDK website to explore online Health Information.

Past Issues of WIN Notes Update

January 2015

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.

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.

Subscribe to the WIN Notes Update

Please click the following link to sign up to receive new issues by email:
To contact WIN, call toll free 1–800–860–8747; fax: 301–634–0716; email: healthinfo@niddk.nih.gov;
 or write National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 1 Information Way, Bethesda, MD 20892–3665. 

​​​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.