Obesity is a risk factor for many serious medical diseases. Modest weight loss (5%-10% of initial weight) can be achieved by many patients and improves many of the medical abnormalities associated with obesity. The cornerstone of obesity therapy involves the difficult process of implementing life-long lifestyle modifications in dietary intake and physical activity. Pharmacologic agents can be used as an additional tool to help selected patients achieve long-term success.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalProblems in General Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2000


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