Current treatments for obesity

Aruchuna Ruban, Kostadin Stoenchev, Hutan Ashrafian, Julian Teare
Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London 2019, 19 (3): 205-212
Obesity is a major health and economic crisis facing the modern world. It is associated with excess mortality and morbidity and is directly linked to common conditions such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, coronary heart disease and sleep apnoea. The management of obesity and its associated complications has evolved in recent years, with a shift towards more definitive strategies such as bariatric surgery. This review encompasses the dietary, pharmacological and surgical strategies currently available for the management of obesity.

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