People with severe obesity and weight-related health problems may need weight-loss surgery. It is not the first way obesity is treated. Diet, lifestyle changes, and counseling will be tried first. People who do have surgery will still need to make diet and lifestyle changes.
Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline on pharmacological management of obesity can be found in J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2015 Feb;100(2):342-362.
Obesity. Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/nutritional-disorders/obesity-and-the-metabolic-syndrome/obesity. Updated January 2020. Accessed January 31, 2020.
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