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New Weight Loss Drug Shows Promising Results In Clinical Trial

New Weight Loss Drug Shows Promising Results In Clinical Trial

Losing weight can be challenging as the body tries to prevent permanent weight loss (1). Yet, obese and overweight people must shed excess body weight to prevent the health risks associated with their conditions. According to a recent clinical trial, a newly approved type 2 diabetes drug, tirzepatide, may be a game-changer for effective weight…

Do Anti-Obesity Medications Reduce Weight Gain After Gastric Bypass?

Do Anti-Obesity Medications Reduce Weight Gain After Gastric Bypass?

Bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for obesity. However, since obesity is a chronic disease, many patients experience weight gain following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. A study by Nawfal Istfan published in May 2020 investigated whether anti-obesity drugs could reduce the risk of such weight regain (). Reasons for Post-RYGB Weight Gain Post-operative weight…

Study of Liraglutide as a Weight Loss Treatment for Adolescents

Study of Liraglutide as a Weight Loss Treatment for Adolescents

Treating obesity in childhood and teen years has always presented significant challenges for health professionals as options are significantly more limited than for adults. Even obesity drugs are less widely available, and other interventions are generally considered inappropriate. So far, the FDA has only approved two drugs for weight loss in young adults and teens:…