November 1998 Issue

New Drugs, Safer Surgery May Help Overcome Overweight and Obesity

It's official. The fattening of America has reached epidemic proportions. According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly half of American adults are now either overweight or obese -- 10% and 20% over ideal weight, respectively. For many people, weight gain is simply a matter of eating too much and exercising too little. But for some, more powerful tools may be needed to manage chronic overweight. With Redux and the now infamous drug

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