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The goal of treatment is to lower weight to a point where it is no longer a health risk. A person should try to lose 1 to 2 pounds a week until a goal weight is reached and maintained.
Obesity is treated with:Lifestyle changesMedicationsSurgeryAlternative and complementary therapiesOther treatments
- Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Daniel A. Ostrovsky, MD
- Review Date: 11/2019 -
- Update Date: 01/31/2020 -