I'm not sure that the answer is "medical treatment of obesity." Surely, as almost no obesity is non-avoidable, we should be looking to reduce and eliminate obesity altogether. The costs, both financial and social, of the obesity epidemic are literally unsustainable. What we don't need, therefore, is better treatment. What we need is far better prevention.

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