Obesity Drug Helps People Drop Weight by 15%!
Dr. Anil Bajnath here with your Monday roundup.
Many people associate June with excitement, vitality, and amazing memories.
I’m preparing for some “sun in the fun” myself. Within 24 hours, I’ll be in sunny Florida – enjoying time with my family and hopefully a moment at the beach.
Along with the “summer lifestyle,” comes a certain idea of fitness and health. Studies show that many Americans want to trim down and be swimsuit ready.
I get it. When you look good, you feel good.
On a much deeper scale though, obesity isn’t just unhealthy, it can be deadly.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity can lead to:
- All-causes of death (mortality).
- High blood pressure (hypertension).
- High LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high levels of triglycerides (Dyslipidemia).
- Type 2 diabetes.
- Coronary heart disease.
- Gallbladder disease.
- Osteoarthritis (a breakdown of cartilage and bone within a joint).
- Sleep apnea and breathing problems.
- Many types of cancers.
- Low quality of life.
- Mental illness such as clinical depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders.
- Body pain and difficulty with physical functioning.
So how many people are actually affected by obesity?
According to the CDC, “in 2017–2018, the age-adjusted prevalence of obesity in adults was 42.4%, and there were no significant differences between men and women among all adults or by age group. The prevalence of severe obesity was highest among adults aged 40–59 compared with other age groups.”
With obesity threatening so many different lives, this next bit of news made me double-take…
The FDA recently approved an obesity drug that has helped some people drop weight by 15%...
Studies showed that participants taking Wegovy (an obesity drug)had an average weight loss of 15%, about 34 pounds. For 16 months, participants lost weight steadily before plateauing. Compare these results to the placebo group, which lost an average of 2.5% (or just under 6 pounds).
Dr. Harold Bays, medical director of the Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center shares his thoughts on the drug also. Dr. Bays also serves as the Obesity Medicine Association’s Chief Science Officer and helps to run studies of the drug. He adds, "with existing drugs, you're going to get maybe 5% to 10% weight reduction, sometimes not even that.”
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