Update on obesity pharmacotherapy.

  title={Update on obesity pharmacotherapy.},
  author={George A. Bray and Donna H Ryan},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
There are two groups of approved drugs that can be used to manage weight in patients with obesity: medications approved for obesity per se and medications that affect body weight for obese patients who have complications from their obesity and are receiving these medications for chronic disease management. For obesity per se, treatment is with one of the three drugs currently approved for long-term treatment of obesity or one of a few others that can be used for short-term treatment. Among… CONTINUE READING


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