Current treatments for obesity

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


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.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bariatric Surgery / adverse effects
  • Bariatric Surgery / methods
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / complications
  • Diet Therapy / methods
  • Humans
  • Obesity / complications
  • Obesity / therapy*
  • Weight Loss