Can a Diabetes Drug Help Obese People Lose Weight?

Can a Diabetes Drug Help Obese People Lose Weight?

A pharmaceutical drug initially used to treat people with type 2 diabetes is now showing promise in helping obese people without diabetes lose weight. Novo Nordisk’s semaglutide compound, under the brand name Ozempic, is designed to act in the body similarly to the hormone glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1). Traditionally taken once a week via injection, this GLP-1 hormone receptor agonist works in the body by regulating insulin secretion and suppressing appetite. The research was presented at the Endocrine Society’s 100th annual meeting. It has yet to be published in a peer-reviewed journal. “This randomized study of weight loss induced with...

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