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Current Treatments for Obesity


Current Treatments for Obesity

Aruchuna Ruban et al. Clin Med (Lond).


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.


Fig 1.
Fig 1.
Bariatric surgeries schematic. (a) Adjustable gastric banding. (b) Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. (c) Sleeve gastrectomy. (d) Bilio-pancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch.

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