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Vol 9, No 1 (2008): Practical Diabetology
Review articles (submitted)
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How to treat obesity - a review of current therapeutic methods

Katarzyna Cyganek
Diabetologia Praktyczna 2008;9(1):39-43.

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Vol 9, No 1 (2008): Practical Diabetology
Review articles (submitted)
Published online: 2008-04-01

Abstract

The prevalence of obesity has increased over the recent past and it is important and severe public health problem. Several previous studies have shown that patients with obesity have higher morbidity and mortality. This review article discusses the significance of each of the methods of weight reduction, briefly reviews prior research in each area, identifies barriers to success of losing weight, and makes some recommendations. Diet and exercise are considered important components of a treatment strategy for adults with obesity. Appropriate use of diet and exercise can improve insulin sensitivity and glycemic control. Farmacotherapy can be helpful in the treatment of obesity. The observations confirmed that surgically induced body weight loss in obese subjects decreased overall mortality and improved metabolic disturbances associated with obesity. (Diabet. Prakt. 2008; 9: 39-43)

Abstract

The prevalence of obesity has increased over the recent past and it is important and severe public health problem. Several previous studies have shown that patients with obesity have higher morbidity and mortality. This review article discusses the significance of each of the methods of weight reduction, briefly reviews prior research in each area, identifies barriers to success of losing weight, and makes some recommendations. Diet and exercise are considered important components of a treatment strategy for adults with obesity. Appropriate use of diet and exercise can improve insulin sensitivity and glycemic control. Farmacotherapy can be helpful in the treatment of obesity. The observations confirmed that surgically induced body weight loss in obese subjects decreased overall mortality and improved metabolic disturbances associated with obesity. (Diabet. Prakt. 2008; 9: 39-43)
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Keywords

obesity; caloric restricted diet; bariatric surgery

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Title

How to treat obesity - a review of current therapeutic methods

Journal

Clinical Diabetology

Issue

Vol 9, No 1 (2008): Practical Diabetology

Pages

39-43

Published online

2008-04-01

Bibliographic record

Diabetologia Praktyczna 2008;9(1):39-43.

Keywords

obesity
caloric restricted diet
bariatric surgery

Authors

Katarzyna Cyganek

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