There is no magic pill that will cure obesity or being overweight, conditions that affects more than 70% of adults in the U.S., but there are new types of medicines that are potential game-changers.
Obesity or being overweight can be a serious health issue associated with some leading causes of death, including heart disease, stroke and diabetes, and is linked to an increased risk of certain types of cancer. Losing 5% to 10% of your body weight through diet and exercise has been associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease in adult patients with obesity.
Semaglutide is a medication injected under-the-skin weekly and is the first FDA-approved drug for chronic weight management in adults with general obesity since 2014. Semaglutide is used to treat obesity as a chronic metabolic disease, forcing medicine to look at obesity as a chronic disease rather than perpetuating the misconception that obesity is a problem that can be overcome by willpower.
Anti-obesity medications have been around for decades, and there are several currently in use. However, Semaglutide is the first of a new generation of highly effective hormone-based obesity medications. Semaglutide works by mimicking a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) that targets areas of the brain that regulate appetite and food intake. The drug and class of medications is not new, though. This class of GLP-1 analogue medications has been used for more than 15 years to treat type 2 diabetics.
Semaglutide doesn’t work for everyone and there are some chronic conditions that make it not a good fit. But, when Semaglutide is successful, it can help someone shed 10% to 20% of their body weight. For many people, the medication appears to work. The results of a clinical trial published in The New England Journal of Medicine showed that the average weight loss was 12.5% against the placebo group and one-third of the participants lost 20% of the initial body weight. All anti-obesity medications should be prescribed along with lifestyle changes to maximize the benefits.
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This sponsored content was first published in the November edition of InMaricopa magazine.