Dave Dixon from Virginia Commonwealth University: Anti-Obesity Agents Provide Some Hope for Patients

The US Food and Drug Administration recently approved some new tools in the fight against obesity. While they provide some help for patients looking to lose weight there are also side effects which doctors and patients patients to consider.

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The US Food and Drug Administration recently approved some new tools in the fight against obesity. While they provide some help for patients looking to lose weight there are also side effects which doctors and patients patients to consider.

Dave L. Dixon, PharmD, from Virginia Commonwealth University discussed these new agents and what they can mean to patient care during the American College of Cardiology's 65th Annual Scientific Session and Expo in Chicago. While endocrinologists may be more familiar with the new options Dixon said they can also be a factor in treating cardiovascular disease as well.