With additional, potentially more effective GLP-1 receptor agonists coming online in the future, we’re at the beginning of a promising new chapter of obesity therapeutics - Julia Belluz


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The Weight-Loss-Drug Revolution Is a Miracle—And a Menace

Ozempic, Wegovy, and similar drugs represent the vanguard of a weight-loss revolution. Last year, Yanovski attended a conference in San Diego on the results of a new Novo Nordisk trial for adolescents and teens with severe obesity. The hotel ballroom was standing-room only, according to the scientific journal Nature, and the results of the trial were met with cheers, “like you were at a Broadway show.” After a year, young patients on semaglutide said they lost nearly 35 pounds on average. Teens on the placebo actually gained weight.

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Ozempic® is a medicine for adults with type 2 diabetes that, along with diet and exercise, may improve blood sugar. While not for weight loss, Ozempic® may help you lose some weight.


Though not for weight loss, RYBELSUS® may help you lose some weight


Wegovy (semaglutide) is an expensive drug used to help people lose weight and maintain weight loss. It is used with a reduced calorie diet and exercise. It is less popular than comparable drugs.


Calibrate doctors prescribe medications called GLP-1s (glucagon-like peptide-1s) because research shows that, in combination with coaching, GLP-1s are the most effective and safe long-term option for weight loss.

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