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stNutrition Journal Review BioMed Central Open Access Obesity: An overview on its current perspectives and treatment options Srinivas Nammi*1,3, Saisudha Koka1, Krishna M Chinnala2 and Krishna M Boini1,3 Address: 1Pharmacology Division, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam 530003, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA, 2University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kakatiya University, Warangal 506009, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA and 3Department of Physiology, University of Tuebingen, D 72076, Tuebingen, GERMANY Email: Srinivas Nammi* - nammi@rediffmail.com; Saisudha Koka - k_saisudha@yahoo.com; Krishna M Chinnala - chinnala_km@yahoo.com; Krishna M Boini - krishnamurthyboini@yahoo.com * Corresponding author Published: 14 April 2004 Nutrition Journal 2004, 3:3 This article is available from: http://www.nutritionj.com/content/3/1/3 Received: 28 February 2004 Accepted: 14 April 2004 © 2004 Nammi et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article: verbatim copying and redistribution of this article are permitted in all media for any purpose, provided this notice is preserved along with the article's original URL. Abstract Obesity is a multi-factorial disorder, which is often associated with many other significant diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases, osteoarthritis and certain cancers. The management of obesity will therefore require a comprehensive range of strategies focussing on those with existing weight problems and also on those at high risk of developing obesity. Hence, prevention of obesity during childhood should be considered a priority, as there is a risk of persistence to adulthood. This article highlights various preventive aspects and treatment procedures of obesity with special emphasis on the latest research manifolds. Introduction Obesity can be described as

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