What’s New in the Treatment of Obesity?

  • Jules Hirsch


There has been mounting pressure to translate research findings into useful information for the medical community in its quest for the prevention and treatment of disease. Research in disorders such as obesity, which are of clear relevance to public health, must be translated periodically into brief reviews that bear directly on therapy. Recently, laboratories of endocrinology and metabolism, as well as of sociology, psychology, and physiology, have studied a variety of approaches to the treatment of obesity. It is with these considerations in mind that this chapter on obesity for The Year in Metabolism 1976–1977 is concerned exclusively with the question “what’s new in the treatment of obesity?” The most concise answer to this question is: Nothing of low risk and proven lasting benefit.


Obesity Arthritis Depression Carbohydrate Osteoporosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jules Hirsch
    • 1
  1. 1.The Rockefeller UniversityNew YorkUSA

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