Obesity and Pharmacologic Management of Weight Loss

(For the rest of us)

Obesity rates in the United States are staggering.  It is estimated that by the
year 2030, 86.3% of adults will be overweight or obese, and by 2048
all American adults will be overweight or obese (Kanaya, Vaisse, 2011).

With these statistics and the common knowledge that exercise and proper diet
are necessary to maintain weight, yet are blatantly disregarded, what can
primary care providers do pharmacologically to reduce obesity?



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