A weight loss drug? Yes, there is a "new" weight loss drug on the market (beginning of 2023). But, don't get to excited just yet...
Remember things like Fen-Phen, Ephedrine, or Dinitrophenol (DNP)? There are many other drugs that have proven to be effective for weight loss, but also dangerous and even deadly. Smoking meth or snorting cocaine are also pretty effective ways to lose weight...
The new class of drug that is all the rage these days is a compound called semaglutide. The truth is that these drugs are not very new. The drug Ozempic was developed in 2012 and later approved by the FDA for the treatment of diabetes in 2017. However, this year, 2023, Ozempic as well as other brand name drugs of semaglutide have been approved for the treatment of Obesity.
So what exactly is semaglutide and how does it work to promote weight loss?
We'll cover the science and mechanisms of that in today's episode.
But the bigger question is whether the weight loss achieved through taking this medication is actually healthy or sustainable.
Spoiler alert: There are probably much more ways to spend $1200 each month than on 4 weekly injections of semaglutide to curb appetite.
Some highlights from the episode:
Links to some more good stuff
- ALL NEW EAT MORE, WEIGH LESS PROGRAM - www.alter.health/eat-more-weigh-less
- 1-on-1 Nutritional Analysis Package - www.alter.health/nutritional-analysis
- Get the Alter Health weekly WFPB Meal Guides: www.alter.health/meal-guides
- Work with us in the Thrive on Plants program: www.alter.health/thrive-on-plants