New advances in the management of obesity

  • N Schellack Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
  • S Grobbelaar Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
  • L Wadesango Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
  • E Bronkhorst Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
  • K Kupa Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
Keywords: overweight, obesity, weight-loss, type 2 diabetes mellitus

Abstract

Being overweight or obese has become a significant global health concern, even a worldwide epidemic, and may actually be viewed as chronic disease conditions. In addition to the necessary lifestyle modifications required to effect weight-loss, which constitutes an essential healthcare intervention in this patient population, the use of adjunctive pharmacotherapeutic agents is often required. This article provides an overview of new advances in the treatment of obesity and the role of the pharmacist in promoting weight-loss in this patient population.

Author Biographies

N Schellack, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

Division of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, South Africa

S Grobbelaar, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

Division of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, South Africa

L Wadesango, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

Division of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, South Africa

E Bronkhorst, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

Division of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, South Africa

K Kupa, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

Division of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, South Africa

Published
2020-12-11
Section
Reviews