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Pharmacotherapy of obesity

Author: John Wilding
Publisher: Basel ; Boston : Birkhäuser, ©2008.
Series: Milestones in drug therapy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book takes a new look at the many potential targets for drug development for regulation of body weight, placing them in the context of the chequered history of drug development for obesity and currently available therapies."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pharmacotherapy of obesity.
Basel ; Boston : Birkhäuser, ©2008
(DLC) 2007935857
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Wilding
ISBN: 9783764371388 3764371382 9783764374259 376437425X
OCLC Number: 334196394
Description: 1 online resource (x, 120 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Front Matter; Why drugs?; Some historical aspects of drug treatment for obesity; Regulation of energy balance --
towards rational drug design in obesity; Intestinal lipase inhibitors; Sibutramine; The endocannabinoid system as a target for obesity treatment; Using the body's natural signals --
gut hormones; Influencing energy expenditure and substrate utilisation; Back Matter.
Series Title: Milestones in drug therapy.
Responsibility: edited by John P.H. Wilding.


After three introductory chapters that deal with the general theme of obesity - now regarded as a chronic disease - this volume discusses the drugs sibutramine and orlistat, which are approved for  Read more...
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From the reviews:"This book attempts to give a clear update of this obesity research and is readily accessible to healthcare professionals. ... This is a welcome update to the field of obesity Read more...

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