Medical treatment of obesity: the past, the present and the future.

Abstract

Medications for the treatment of obesity began to appear in the late 19th and early 20th century. Amphetamine-addiction led to the search for similar drugs without addictive properties. Four sympathomimetic drugs currently approved in the US arose from this search, but may not be approved elsewhere. When noradrenergic drugs were combined with serotonergic… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.bpg.2014.07.015

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@article{Bray2014MedicalTO, title={Medical treatment of obesity: the past, the present and the future.}, author={George A. Bray}, journal={Best practice & research. Clinical gastroenterology}, year={2014}, volume={28 4}, pages={665-84} }