Phentermine: The Obesity Medication with the Most Side Effects in Korea

Phentermine: The Obesity Medication with the Most Side Effects in Korea

A detailed pharmacovigilance investigation conducted by Kyung Hee University and Ajou University aimed to identify predictors associated with an increased risk of serious adverse events (SAEs) related to anti-obesity medications and to provide crucial evidence on drug safety. The Study The study analyzed 13,766 side effect reports from 2010 to 2019, uncovering important insights into…

Most Patients Stop Taking Obesity Medications Within a Year, Study Finds

Most Patients Stop Taking Obesity Medications Within a Year, Study Finds

New research from December 2023 indicates that adherence to anti-obesity medications remains a major challenge, with the vast majority of patients discontinuing treatment within one year. However, newer drugs like Wegovy are showing higher rates of long-term usage that may improve health outcomes. Research Shows 80% Discontinue Treatment by One Year According to new research…

Tackling Adolescent Obesity: An Examination of Treatment Affordability and Efficiency

Tackling Adolescent Obesity: An Examination of Treatment Affordability and Efficiency

A recent study published in 2023 investigated the cost-effectiveness of various anti-obesity medications for adolescents (). Given the rising prevalence of childhood and teen obesity, identifying affordable and efficient treatments is crucial. The Study Researchers from Columbia University and the University of Minnesota developed a microsimulation model to evaluate costs, health outcomes, and body mass…

New Study Shows Weight Loss Can Reduce The Need For Blood Pressure Medications

New Study Shows Weight Loss Can Reduce The Need For Blood Pressure Medications

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that has become more prevalent, with the number of people suffering from the condition estimated to be 422 million as of 2014 (). Diabetes is significantly linked to obesity and high blood pressure. This relationship is of great interest to researchers, and a recent study was carried out…

Researchers Suggest Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Reduces Risk of Developing Cancer By 32%

Researchers Suggest Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Reduces Risk of Developing Cancer By 32%

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that being overweight or having obesity increases the risk of getting cancer . To reduce this risk, it’s essential to maintain a healthy weight. But it is unknown whether overweight and obese people can reduce the risk of getting cancer through intentional weight loss. Thanks to…

Activity Trackers Can Increase Workout and Help Lose Weight, New Study Finds

Activity Trackers Can Increase Workout and Help Lose Weight, New Study Finds

It is common knowledge that physical activity is essential for general well-being. However, many people are not getting enough exercise. The reasons for physical inactivity range from physical to environmental barriers (). Individuals concerned about their lack of physical activity try many options to become more active. One of such options includes using wearable and…