Therapeutic approach in the treatment of obesity

Sudhakar, GK and Kamath, Venkatesh and Pai, Aravind (2013) Therapeutic approach in the treatment of obesity. Mintage journal of Pharmaceutical & Medical Sciences, 2 (1). pp. 4-6. ISSN 2320 - 3315

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Obesity is a fast becoming a major public health problem. The exact etiology of obesity still remains obscure. It is mainly caused by a combination of genetic factors, inappropriate eating habits and reduced physical activity. Besides these, dysregulation of many hypothalamic mechanisms controlling energy intake and energy expenditure have been shown in progression of obesity. Drug therapy should be used as an aid to behavioural modification, exercise and diet in the management of obesity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Body Mass Index (BMI); Leptin; Neuropeptide Y; appetite suppressants and digestive inhibitor.
Subjects: Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2014 04:12
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2014 04:12

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