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Obesity in Children i

Can Medication Cure Obesity in Children?

A Review of the Literature

Luisa Mirano

Psychology 107, Section B

Professor Kang

October 31, 2004

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Obesity in Children 1

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Obesity in Children 2


In recent years, policymakers and medical experts have

expressed alarm about the growing problem of childhood obesity

in the 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 longterm 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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