He said his team plans to study other medications in the same class of drugs, and combinations of drugs, to see if they can produce better results. Recently, the Food and Drug Administration approved two new drugs for the treatment of obesity in adults, Belviq and Qsymia.
The study was funded by the University of Minnesota, the National Center for Research Resources and the National Institutes of Health. Kelly has received research funding from Amylin, which developed Byetta.
To learn more about childhood obesity, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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