Actualización en el tratamiento farmacológico de la obesidad

  1. ZARAGOZÁ HARNÁEZ, Francisco
  2. Fatima Vega Romero
  3. Maria Aranzazu Sanchez Calabuig

ISSN: 1696-8077

Year of publication: 2013

Issue: 10

Type: Article

More publications in: Biociencias


Obesity is a serious health problem in the developed world and its incidence is increasing rapidly. The anti-obesity drug treatment is only specified in patients with a high BMI, under medical supervision and in addition to diet treatment and lifestyle changes. In the therapeutic arsenal, almost all the approved slimming drugs had to be removed after very short marketing periods due to side effects. The new drugs currently being marketed also are producing side effects. Therefore, it seems necessary to increase ongoing treatment studies to more than one year before putting new drugs on the market.