Pharmacotherapy of Obesity: Options and Alternatives

1st Edition

Karl G. Hofbauer, Ulrich Keller, Olivier Boss

CRC Press
Published June 14, 2004
Reference - 504 Pages - 70 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415303217 - CAT# TF1630

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Summary

Primarily intended for physicians and health care professionals who are treating obese patients, this book explores current and future options for drug treatment of obesity puts them into perspective against available alternative treatments. Distinguished scientists and clinical investigators provide reviews of each individual topic, covering a wide range of subjects from pathophysiology of obesity to the benefits of weight loss. The core sections on pharmacotherapy deal with currently available drugs and drugs in pre-clinical development, complemented with sections on non-drug treatment and general therapeutic aspects to provide an integrated view of therapeutic approaches to the treatment of obesity and its associated syndromes.

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