Obesity: Scope, Lifestyle Interventions, and Medical Management

Academic Article


  • Obesity is a public health epidemic in the United States, with implications for patients across many organ systems. Despite improvements in understanding the pathophysiology and increasing number of therapies for obesity, its prevalence continues to rise. The purpose of this review is to provide the interventional radiologist with an understanding of (1) the epidemiology of obesity; (2) the impact of obesity on patients and the healthcare system; (3) the causes of obesity; (4) conservative management of obesity; and (5) pharmacologic management of obesity.
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    Author List

  • McCafferty BJ; Hill JO; Gunn AJ
  • Volume

  • 23
  • Issue

  • 1