Gut hormones: implications for the treatment of obesity.

  title={Gut hormones: implications for the treatment of obesity.},
  author={Marianne T. Neary and R L Batterham},
  journal={Pharmacology & therapeutics},
  volume={124 1},
Bariatric surgery is the only effective treatment for patients with morbid obesity. This is no solution to the present obesity pandemic however. Currently licensed non-surgical pharmaceuticals are of limited efficacy and alternatives are needed. Harnessing the body's own appetite-regulating signals is a desirable pharmacological strategy. The gastrointestinal tract has a prime role in sensing and signalling food intake to the brain. Gut hormones are key mediators of this information, including… CONTINUE READING
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