Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences

Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences
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ISSN: 2155-9600

Alberto Verrotti

  • Review Article
    Drug Therapy of Childhood Obesity
    Author(s): Giovanni Farello, Federica Patrizi, Renato Tambucci and Alberto VerrottiGiovanni Farello, Federica Patrizi, Renato Tambucci and Alberto Verrotti

    Over the last decades obesity prevalence among children and adolescents has increased dramatically and coincidentally the well-established comorbidities associated with the excess body weight have become a major health challenge worldwide. Despite intensive lifestyle modifications, patients severely obese might warrant adjunctive interventions. Although, antiobesity pharmacotherapy is emerging as a promising adjunctive strategy for adults who fail to respond to behavioral strategies, most of agents are not licensed for the treatment of obesity in children and adolescents. The aim of this narrative review is to discuss possible mechanisms by which drugs lead to weight loss and to summarize data concerning FDA-approved anti-obesity focusing on relatively small body of evidence concerning pharmacological options for managing pediatric obesity. Lifestyle and behavioral.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9600.1000702

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