black_fatAccording to a new report in the Lancet, the Global Burden of Disease Study, global rate of obesity has increased by 82% from 1990 to 2010. Now, obesity has become a more dangerous threat to global health than hunger. Non communicable chronic diseases related to obesity (e.g., diabetes, stroke and heart disease) ranked at the top of the list of leading causes of time spent sick. What recently FDA approved obesity therapies are you familiar with?

For more information, please see the article in Lancet.

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