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What are appetite suppressants?

Gretchen M. Bosacker, MD
Family Medicine
Appetite suppressants work by altering levels of certain chemicals in the brain, mainly serotonin. Watch family physician Gretchen Phillips, MD, discuss the warnings for these types of medications, and why it's key to communicate with your doctor. 

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