Treatment of overweight and obesity: lifestyle, pharmacologic, and surgical options.

Abstract

Recent statistics indicate that overweight and obesity have become an increasingly serious clinical and socioeconomic problem worldwide, and one of the greatest public health challenges of our time. In the United States, 133.6 million (66%) adults are overweight or obese (body mass index [BMI] >/=25 kg/m(2)), with 63.3 million (31.4%) considered to be obese… (More)

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