Contemporary approaches into obesity: Drugs and genes

Basaran P., Basaran N., Altuntas I., Tamer M. N.

Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, vol.44, no.6, pp.419-424, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10408690490886656
  • Journal Name: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.419-424
  • Keywords: Drug, Genes, Obesity, Treatment
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Obesity is a global epidemic effecting the health and life style of millions of people in both developed and developing countries. In this article, current medical treatments, recent scientific progresses toward understanding obesity, and future potentials in biotechnology applications in pharmaceutical research are reviewed in detail.