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Overweight Summary

Description: A status with BODY WEIGHT that is above certain standard of acceptable or desirable weight. In the scale of BODY MASS INDEX, overweight is defined as having a BMI of 25.0-29.9 kg/m2. Overweight may or may not be due to increases in body fat (ADIPOSE TISSUE), hence overweight does not equal "over fat".

Key Drugs and Agents for Overweight

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Insulin (Novolin) : 60 outcomes 208 studies in 1184 results : FDA 2
  2. Metformin (Glucophage) : 34 outcomes 50 studies in 200 results : FDA 4 Generic
  3. Glucose (Dextrose) : 25 outcomes 181 studies in 1153 results : FDA 175 Generic
  4. orlistat (Xenical) : 12 outcomes 35 studies in 93 results : FDA 2
  5. Leptin : 9 outcomes 85 studies in 429 results : IBA
  6. Cholesterol : 8 outcomes 45 studies in 653 results : IBA
  7. Lipoproteins (Lipoprotein) : 8 outcomes 32 studies in 234 results : IBA
  8. Lipids : 7 outcomes 50 studies in 263 results : IBA
  9. HDL Cholesterol : 7 outcomes 29 studies in 328 results : IBA
  10. Adiponectin : 6 outcomes 61 studies in 258 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Overweight

  1. Weight Loss (Weight Reduction)
  2. Obesity
  3. Body Weight (Weight, Body)
  4. Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  5. Insulin Resistance
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Key Therapies for Overweight

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  1. Caloric Restriction : 9 outcomes 31 studies in 157 results
  2. Resistance Training : 8 outcomes 39 studies in 111 results
  3. Reducing Diet : 4 outcomes 25 studies in 84 results
  4. Bariatric Surgery : 4 outcomes 10 studies in 58 results
  5. Carbohydrate-Restricted Diet (Low Carbohydrate Diet) : 3 outcomes 11 studies in 40 results
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