OBESITY IN 2015: Advances in managing obesity

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Abstract

Successful management of obesity requires integration of pharmaceutical agents and bariatric surgeries with traditional lifestyle modifications. Notable developments for managing obesity in 2015 included the demonstration of weight-beneficial outcomes for liraglutide and empagliflozin, and the first 5-year follow-up of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and obesity randomly assigned to receive bariatric surgery or conventional medical therapy.

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