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Obesity EpidemiologyFrom Aetiology to Public Health$
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David Crawford, Robert W. Jeffery, Kylie Ball, and Johannes Brug

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199571512

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.001.0001

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The role of surgical, pharmacological, and other treatment options

The role of surgical, pharmacological, and other treatment options

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(p.222) Chapter 14 The role of surgical, pharmacological, and other treatment options
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Obesity Epidemiology
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Kelliann K. Davis

John M. Jakicic

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.003.0014

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

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