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Obesity (cont.)

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activity level, bariatric surgery, body mass index, calories, diet, diet drugs, diet pills, exercise, fat, gastric bypass, obese, overeating, overweight, stomach stapling, weight gain, weight loss, metabolism, eating disorders, binge eating, bulemia [sic], bulimia, morbidly obese, obesity surgery, obesity

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Medication in the Treatment of Obesity
Medication in the Treatment of Obesity Obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. Medications used to treat obesity work by suppressing the appetite. Prescription weight-loss medi...learn more >>
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Weight Loss
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