Current and Future Drug Targets in Weight Management

  title={Current and Future Drug Targets in Weight Management},
  author={Renger F. Witkamp},
  booktitle={Pharmaceutical Research},
Obesity will continue to be one of the leading causes of chronic disease unless the ongoing rise in the prevalence of this condition is reversed. Accumulating morbidity figures and a shortage of effective drugs have generated substantial research activity with several molecular targets being investigated. However, pharmacological modulation of body weight is extremely complex, since it is essentially a battle against one of the strongest human instincts and highly efficient mechanisms of energy… CONTINUE READING