TITLE

Comparative Efficiency and Safety of Pharmacological Approaches to the Management of Obesity

AUTHOR(S)
HAINER, VOJTECH
PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
Diabetes Care;May2011 Supplement 2, Vol. 34, pS349
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers a comparison between the efficiency and safety of pharmacological approaches to obesity management. Several risks associated with excess weight include increased mortality, chronic morbidity and decreased quality of life. The mechanisms through which anti-obesity drug works are listed. One of which is suppression of food intake in the central nervous system (CNS). Sibutramine and orlistat are the only two drugs currently prescribed for treating obesity.
ACCESSION #
61968037

 

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