Pharmacotherapy of Obesity

  • John P. H. Wilding

Part of the Milestones in Drug Therapy book series (MDT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer
    Pages 1-10
  3. Joanne A. Harrold, John P. H. Wilding
    Pages 21-46
  4. John P. H. Wilding
    Pages 47-57
  5. John P. H. Wilding
    Pages 59-68
  6. Muhammad Khan, John P. H. Wilding
    Pages 69-80
  7. Owais B. Chaudhri, Kirsty L. Smith, Stephen R. Bloom
    Pages 81-99
  8. John C. Clapham, Jonathan R. Arch
    Pages 101-115
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 117-120

About this book


Obesity has become a major epidemic that now rivals smoking as a risk to public health. The ensuing epidemics of diabetes, vascular disease and other complications are set to overwhelm the healthcare systems of wealthy and poorer nations alike. The need for effective pharmacotherapy has never been greater. 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. Potential peripheral and central nervous system targets are discussed in detail by authors with extensive knowledge and research experience in the science of body weight regulation, and its translation into effective therapies that will benefit patients. This book is of interest to clinicians, researchers in the field and members of the pharmaceutical industry who are interested in learning more about the current state of the art and future directions in the pharmacotherapy of obesity.


Anti-obesity drugs Central nervous system Diabetes Energy balance Gut hormones cannabinoid influence regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • John P. H. Wilding
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinical Sciences CentreUniversity Hospital AintreeLiverpoolUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Verlag AG 2008
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Basel
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7643-7138-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7643-7425-9
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