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Obesity: An overview on its current perspectives and treatment options

Srinivas Nammi13*, Saisudha Koka1, Krishna M Chinnala2 and Krishna M Boini13

Author affiliations

1 Pharmacology Division, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam 530003, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA

2 University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kakatiya University, Warangal 506009, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA

3 Department of Physiology, University of Tuebingen, D 72076, Tuebingen, GERMANY

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Nutrition Journal 2004, 3:3  doi:10.1186/1475-2891-3-3

Published: 14 April 2004

Abstract

Obesity is a multi-factorial disorder, which is often associated with many other significant diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases, osteoarthritis and certain cancers. The management of obesity will therefore require a comprehensive range of strategies focussing on those with existing weight problems and also on those at high risk of developing obesity. Hence, prevention of obesity during childhood should be considered a priority, as there is a risk of persistence to adulthood. This article highlights various preventive aspects and treatment procedures of obesity with special emphasis on the latest research manifolds.