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Can Medication Cure Obesity in Children? A Review of the Literature Luisa Mirano Northwest-Shoals Community College

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In recent years, policymakers and medical experts have expressed alarm about the growing problem of childhood obesity in the
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United States. While most agree that the issue deserves attention, consensus dissolves around how to respond to the problem. This literature review examines one approach to treating childhood obesity: medication. The paper compares the effectiveness for adolescents of the only two drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for long-term treatment of obesity, sibutramine and orlistat. This examination of pharmacological treatments for obesity points out the limitations of medication and suggests the need for a comprehensive solution that combines medical, social, behavioral, and political approaches to this complex problem.


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