Running Head: CAN MEDICATION CURE OBESITY IN CHILDREN? 1 Can Medication Cure Obesity in Children? Luisa Mirano Northwest-Shoals Community College The running head is a shortened version of the paper’s full title, and it is used to help readers identify the titles for published articles (even if your paper is not intended for publication, your paper should still have a running head). The “H” in Running head should be lowercase.
Running head: CAN MEDICATION CURE OBESITY IN CHILDREN? 2 Abstract In recent years, policymakers and medical experts have expressed alarm about the growing problem of childhood obesity in the United States. While most agree that the issue deserves attention, consensus dissolves around how to respond to the problem. This literature review examines one approach to treating childhood obesity: medication. The paper compares the effectiveness for adolescents of the only two drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for long-term treatment of obesity, sibutramine and orlistat. This examination of pharmacological treatments for obesity points out the limitations of medication and suggests the need for a comprehensive solution that combines medical, social, behavioral, and political approaches to this complex problem.
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