Panel urges doctors to screen more for obesity

Panel urges doctors to screen more for obesity

Ar 707029979
Ar 707029979
Two-thirds of American adults are either overweight or obese and some 17 percent of children and teens are obese. Body mass index, or BMI, determines if a person is overweight or obese.
Ep 707029979
Ep 707029979
The Food and Drug Administration has approved Belviq, the first new prescription drug for long-term weight loss to enter the U.S. market in over a decade. The agency cleared the pill for adults who are obese or are overweight with at least one medical complication, such as diabetes or high cholesterol.

Panel urges doctors to screen more for obesity

Two-thirds of American adults are either overweight or obese and some 17 percent of children and teens are obese. Body mass index, or BMI, determines if a person is overweight or obese.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved Belviq, the first new prescription drug for long-term weight loss to enter the U.S. market in over a decade. The agency cleared the pill for adults who are obese or are overweight with at least one medical complication, such as diabetes or high cholesterol.
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