Current treatment strategies for obesity

Katarina Kos, Christine Baker and Sudhesh Kumar

Obesity has become a threat to the health and economy of society worldwide and, if not contained, will be responsible for a dramatic increase in cardiorespiratory diseases and certain cancers. Though there is never any lack of trendy diets and slimming pill advertisements, many frustrated patients exhausted from individual efforts to lose weight, seek help from the medical professional. Which antiobesity treatments are effective? Can we stop the pandemic of obesity? This article gives a brief overview of the current status of obesity therapy and considers recent developments that may lead to new therapies.