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    Continuous drug treatment necessary to maintain a drug-induced weight loss says review


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    Thursday, September 28, 2006 7:27 am Email this article
    "While life-long drug treatment of many chronic diseases is fully accepted by the general public and the medical community, the long-term pharmacotherapy of obesity is still a matter of debate," notes a new review paper published in the Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

    “There is a wide-spread belief that obesity can be prevented or reversed by simple measures that are solely based on the patients’ willful decision, i.e., their adherence to dietary and behavioral advice,” they continue.

    Continuous Drug Treatment

    In most cases, continuous drug treatment necessary to maintain weight loss

    “However, the experience with weight loss regimens suggests that in most cases, continuous drug treatment is necessary to maintain a drug-induced weight loss.”

    REFERENCE

    Hofbauer K, Nicholson J, Boss O. The obesity epidemic: Current and future pharmacological treatments. Annu Rev Pharmacol Toxicol. 2006 Sep 26.

    AUTHOR’S CORRESPONDENCE

    Karl Hofbauer
    Applied Pharmacology
    Biozentrum/Pharmazentrum
    University of Basel
    CH 4056 Basel, Switzerland
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