Iatrogenic Obesity

  • Scott Kahan


Factors outside diet and physical activity can contribute to weight gain. Most notably, many commonly used medications have a potential adverse effect of weight gain, which can lead to iatrogenic obesity – that is, obesity being caused, or contributed to, by medical treatment. Clinicians should become aware of medications with a high risk for weight gain and alternative medication options.


Obesity Iatrogenic Weight gain Medication-induced weight gain Anti-obesity medication 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Scott Kahan
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  1. 1.Department of Health Policy, National Center for Weight and WellnessJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public HealthWashingtonUSA

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