TITLE

Pharmacological and surgical treatments

AUTHOR(S)
Haslam, David; Wittert, Gary
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Fast Facts: Obesity;2009, p101
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Chapter 9 of the book "Fast Facts: Obesity" is presented. It is explained that pharmacological treatments are more effective in weight loss maintenance compared to stimulating weight loss, but it must be utilized on an ongoing basis for it to take effect. The mechanisms of action of weight loss drugs to treat obesity are described noting that these drugs affect gastrointestinal neuroendocrine functions to alter one's appetite and metabolism.
ACCESSION #
50410492

 

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