Obesity Topic Guide

Obesity Obesity: More than two-thirds of Americans are overweight, including at least one in five children. Nearly one-third are obese. Obesity is on the rise in our society because food is abundant and physical activity is optional. The safest way to lose weight is to eat less and exercise more. Treatment may also include medications, surgery, and behavior modification.

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Obesity Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

orlistat Orlistat

Orlistat blocks some of the fat that you eat, keeping it from being absorbed by your body...learn more »

sibutramine Sibutramine

Sibutramine was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010.

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benzphetamine Benzphetamine

Benzphetamine is a stimulant that is similar to an amphetamine. Benzphetamine is an appetite suppressant that affects the central nervous system...learn more »

phentermine Phentermine

Phentermine is a stimulant that is similar to an amphetamine. Phentermine is an appetite suppressant that affects the central nervous system...learn more »

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