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The role of surgical, pharmacological, and other treatment options

Kelliann K. Davis and John M. Jakicic

in Obesity Epidemiology

Second edition

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780199571512
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595097 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.003.0014

Series: Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

The role of surgical, pharmacological, and other treatment options

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This chapter discusses the treatment options for obesity when prevention falls short. It covers the three primary treatment options available — lifestyle modification, pharmacotherapy, and surgery — from the goals of treatment to selecting the appropriate therapy for an individual. It also discusses the current evidence on the effectiveness of these treatment options in combating obesity and related co-morbid conditions.

Keywords: obesity treatment; lifestyle change; pharmacotherapy; surgery

Chapter.  8612 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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