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Clin Med (Lond). 2019 May;19(3):205-212. doi: 10.7861/clinmedicine.19-3-205.

Current treatments for obesity.

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1
Imperial College London, London, UK aruchuna@doctors.org.uk.
2
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.
3
Imperial College London, London, UK.

Abstract

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.

KEYWORDS:

Obesity; diabetes; weight

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