TITLE

Weight-Loss Pharmacotherapy: A Brief Review

AUTHOR(S)
Huizinga, Mary Margaret
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Clinical Diabetes;Fall2007, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p135
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reviews current pharmacological options for weight loss and provides a brief synopsis of potential future options. It says that the medical treatment of obesity is aimed at decreasing appetite, alterating absorption of calories and increasing thermogenesis. It states that the two agents available for the long-term treatment of obesity include sibutramine which acts as an anorectic agent and orlistat which blocks the absorption of fat by inhibiting the enzyme lipase.
ACCESSION #
27421330

 

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