Medical management of obesity

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Obesity has become a major health problem in many countries because of its high prevalence and causal relationship with serious medical complications. Many of the medical complications associated with obesity improve with intentional weight in a dose-dependent fashion, and even a modest weight loss of 5% of initial weight has beneficial effects. This article reviews the nonsurgical approaches for achieving weight loss in obese persons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1025-1038
Number of pages14
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

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