Cure Research for Obesity


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Research discussion: Some antidepressant medications have been studied as appetite-suppressant medications. While these medications are FDA approved for the treatment of depression, their use in weight loss is an "off-label" use. Studies of these medications generally have found that patients lost modest amounts of weight for up to 6 months. However, most studies have found that patients who lost weight while taking antidepressant medications tended to regain weight while they were still on the drug treatment. 1

Research suggests that losing 1/2 to 2 pounds a week by eating better and exercising more is the best way to lose weight and keep it off. By improving your eating and exercise habits, you will develop a healthier lifestyle and control your weight. You will also reduce your chances of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.2

Medical research for Obesity: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to medical research for Obesity:



Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Prescription Medications for the Treatment of Obesity: NIDDK
2. excerpt from Weight-loss and Nutrition Myths: NIDDK

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