New FDA Approved Weight Loss Medication: Semaglutide
Semaglutide Effective Medical Weight Loss
It’s a game-changer in the world of weight loss.
A large study was published recently by the New England Journal of Medicine showing some impressive weight loss effects in non-diabetics taking semaglutide.
50% of people in the treatment group lost at least 15% of their body weight over 68 weeks and 86% lost at least 5%.
Fasting insulin was reduced by 26% and liver function tests normalized.
Patients continued to lose weight for more than 60 weeks without hitting a plateau.
It’s a protein made in the intestine and results in a decrease in blood sugars and appetite.
A small change in the molecule allows Semaglutide to last weeks in our bodies rather than minutes. Originally used for diabetes, Semaglutide is a higher dose of the same drug for weight loss.
Reduces food intake by lowering appetite.
Delays stomach emptying. This leads to a feeling of fullness and satisfaction with smaller meal sizes.
Decreased cardiovascular outcomes in subjects with Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Lower HbA1c levels.