Mechanisms of action[ edit ] Current and potential anti-obesity drugs may operate through one or more of the following mechanisms: Catecholamine releasing agents such as amphetaminephentermineand related substituted amphetamines e. Interference with the body's ability to absorb specific nutrients in food. For example, Orlistat also known as Xenical and Alli blocks fat breakdown and thereby prevents fat absorption.
These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Children were encouraged to do an extra 30 minutes of exercise every day School programmes encouraging children to take more exercise and eat healthily are unlikely to have any real effect on childhood obesity, a study in the British Medical Journal suggests.
More than primary school pupils in the West Midlands took part in a month anti-obesity programme. Public health officials said they were working with industry to make food healthier. The researchers, from the University of Birmingham, said families, communities and the food industry probably had more of an influence than school initiatives.
In the UK, one in four children starts school overweight and one in 10 is obese. By the end of primary school, the percentage of obese children has doubled to one in five.
The programme introduced in schools in the study included: They then compared the results with more than children in another 28 primary schools who did not take part. When the researchers followed up the children 15 months and 30 months after it started, they found no statistically significant reductions in BMI body mass index and no improvements in energy expenditure, body fat measurements or activity levels - compared with those not taking part.Anti-obesity medication or weight loss drugs are pharmacological agents that reduce or control weight.
These drugs alter one of the fundamental processes of the human body, weight regulation, by altering either appetite, or absorption of calories.
The main treatment modalities for overweight and obese individuals remain dieting and physical exercise. These are external links and will open in a new window School programmes encouraging children to take more exercise and eat healthily are unlikely to have any real effect on childhood obesity, a.
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The details and data in the report will allow you to identify three important factors in the market which . Jan 09, · Stark billboards and television commercials that feature overweight kids are part of a controversial anti-obesity campaign in Atlanta.
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