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R I Med J (2013). 2017 Mar 1;100(2):18-20.

Obesity Epidemic: Pharmaceutical Weight Loss.

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Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, CharterCARE Medical Associates, Providence RI.


Obesity is a chronic disease universally defined as an excess of adipose tissue resulting in body mass index (BMI) > 30.0 kg/m2. Over the past few years, the concept of prevention has gained increased awareness, thus leading to the development of additional pharmaceutical options for the treatment of obesity since 2012. Treating obesity revolves around an individualized, multi-disciplinary approach with additional focus on a healthy and supportive lifestyle to maintain the weight loss. [Full article available at].


anti-obesity therapies; morbid obesity; obesity; overweight; weight-loss medications

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