The humans worldwide are facing obesity as a major clinical threat because it is linked with
cardiovascular diseases which often have serious consequences. Treatments available for body weight
loss do not produce permanent weight loss and they often bear some side effects. To achieve safer antiobesetic
therapeutics, researchers are moving towards plant-based therapeutic formulations. Many
phytomolecules have been identified as anti-lipolytic functions but none of them have reached up to the
clinical level. So there is an essential need to develop effective anti-obesetic medications which not only
produce sufficient weight loss but also lack side effects. Plants may prove promising option for the
same. In this article, medications and surgical procedures have been reviewed and dealt for weight loss
and the role of phytomolecules in anti-obesetic therapeutics has been explored.
Keywords: Medications, obesity, phytomolecules, side effects, surgical procedures.
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