Weight loss

Newly approved diabetes drug achieves record weight loss in clinical trials

A recently approved FDA-approved type 2 diabetes drug (T2D) has been reported to have reduced more than 20 percent of weight in obese individuals by giving the drug once every week. The SURMOUNT-1 study, a phase III trial led by researchers from Yale University testing the efficacy and safety of tirzepatide, found that obese participants …

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Awake researchers have called for the term ‘morbid obesity’ to be banned because it is offensive

It is offensive to call the most obese group of people “morbid”, researchers have said. They urged doctors and scientists to stop referring to failed attempts at weight loss as “failures”. Terms used moving forward should include “ineffective” or “insufficient” weight loss, or even “secondary weight recovery.” No specific suggestions have been made to replace …

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A study finds that weight loss surgery reduces the risk of cancer

picture: stock struggle (stock struggle) New preliminary research this week points to long-term benefits from bariatric surgery or weight loss. The study found that people who had surgery were significantly less likely to develop some types of cancer over a ten-year period compared to similarly obese people who did not have surgery. Those who had …

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Ulcerative colitis can be eliminated in just three months thanks to a daily tablet

Patients with severe bowel disease can benefit from a new drug that can eliminate their painful symptoms in just three months. etrasimod tablet once a day treats ulcerative colitis by binding to immune cells and preventing them from mistakenly attacking healthy tissue in the lining of the intestine. In a recent trial, 27 percent of …

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TikTok trend promoting Ozempic for weight loss leads to a shortage of people with type 2 diabetes

The trend of TikTok promoting off-label use of an important drug has led to nationwide shortages and created “chaos” for people who need it most. People with type 2 diabetes are still without their essential medication, as TikTok’s trend to use it off-label is touted as the miracle weight-loss solution continues to grow. Australia has …

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