TITLE

Review: Several pharmacologic therapies promote modest weight loss

AUTHOR(S)
Kennel, Kurt A.
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Sep/Oct2005, Vol. 143 Issue 2, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information about the pharmacologic treatment of obesity. Researchers selected randomized controlled trials that evaluated pharmaceutical agents for weight loss in patients with body mass index. Study quality was assessed using the 5-point Jadad scale and considered study design, method of random assignment, blinding, and withdrawal. The studies meeting inclusion criteria were 3 existing meta-analyses evaluating sibutramine, phentermine, and diethylpropion, and 47 randomized clinical trials that evaluated orlistat, bupropion, topiramate, and fluoxetine.
ACCESSION #
18427121

 

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