Drug Treatment of Obesity: Established and Emerging Therapies

Author(s): M. Luisa Isidro, Fernando Cordido

Journal Name: Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 9 , Issue 6 , 2009

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Available anti-obesity pharmacotherapy options remain very limited. The development of more effective drugs has become a priority. The potential strategies to achieve weight loss are to reduce energy intake, by stimulating anorexigenic signals or by blocking orexigenic signals, and to increase energy expenditure. This review will focus on approved obesity medications, as well as potential new pharmacological treatment options.

Keywords: Obesity, drug treatment, orlistat, sibutramine, rimonabant, leptin, ghrelin

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Year: 2009
Page: [664 - 673]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/138955709788452739
Price: $65

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