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What conditions are diet pills good for?

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Dr. Silvia Cuadra answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Anti-obesity drugs can be useful adjuncts to diet and exercise for adults with obesity and a Body Mass Index (BMI) >30 kg/m2, who have failed to achieve weight loss goals through diet and exercise alone. A trial of drug therapy is also warranted in patients with a BMI of 27 to 29.9 kg/m2 with comorbidities, or in those in whom gastrointestinal bypass surgery is being considered.

Answered Jun 3, 2017

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