According to a major international trial, this new weight loss drug called semaglutide only needs to be injected once a week, and the effect of following diet and fitness recommendations is very obvious. https://t.co/SRoUn3IfUy
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A new weight loss drug that can suppress the appetite of the human body has a remarkable effect. Some people have successfully reduced their weight by one-fifth after taking the drug.
According to a major international trial, this new weight loss drug called semaglutide only needs to be injected once a week, and the effect of following diet and fitness recommendations is very obvious.
A total of about 2 people participated in the study, and during the 15-month trial period, they lost an average of 15 kg each.
Researchers say that this result may mark a "new era" in the treatment of obesity and bring hope to more therapies in the future.
Among them, a woman named Jane from Kent, England lost 28 kilograms, equivalent to one-fifth of her weight.
The woman told the BBC Health and Science Affairs Editor James Gallagher (James Gallagher)
Gallagher said that this weight-loss drug changed her life and completely changed her way of eating.
She said that dieting for weight loss made her "painful" before, but it was completely different after using this new drug because she didn't feel hungry too much.
But the question is how to persevere. Now Jane is no longer taking medication after participating in the trial, her appetite has recovered, and her weight has risen again.
In her own words, she felt that weight loss was easy during the trial, but now she is struggling again, and she is constantly struggling to eat or not to eat.
In fact, smeglutide is not a new drug, it is used in the treatment of type XNUMX diabetes.But researchers used it for weight loss experiments after increasing the dose.
The principle of the drug is to interfere with the body's appetite and imitate a hormone called GLP1. This hormone is a hormone released after a person has a full meal, so that people do not feel hungry.
During the experiment, the researchers divided the volunteers into two groups, one group injected them with smeglutide; the other group received injections similar to a placebo, but at the same time provided them with the same diet and health advice.
It was found that people who injected smeglutide lost an average of 15 kilograms of body weight, and about one-third of them lost one-fifth of their body weight; while those who did not inject the drug lost an average of At 2.6 kg, less than 2% of people reached the same goal.
One of the researchers, Professor Butham of University College London, told the BBC that the drug has a significant game-changing effect on weight loss.
Professor Butler said that in her 20 years of obesity research work, there is no effective weight loss therapy except for the measures of weight loss surgery.
Professor Butler said that obesity can bring a series of health risks, and weight loss will reduce the symptoms of heart disease, diabetes and new coronary severe illness.
But at present, this medicine cannot be used as a routine medicine, and researchers are submitting it to the drug regulatory agency.But Professor Butlem predicts that in the future, specialized weight-loss clinics will allow the use of this drug, but widespread use may not work, at least not at first.
Like any medicine, this medicine can also cause some possible side effects, including nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and constipation.
Currently, researchers are conducting a 5-year long-term study to understand the long-term efficacy of weight loss.
Professor Olahili from the University of Cambridge said that the weight loss effect of this drug is better than any licensed weight loss drug.He said that this may be the beginning of a new era in the development of weight-loss drugs. The future direction is to develop new drugs that are as effective as smegaglutide but with fewer side effects.
Another expert, Dr. Mailer, said that it is certainly good to have a choice that can help people lose weight, but we must admit that losing weight still requires people to change their lifestyles.
He said that any medication or lifestyle changes have potential risks and side effects. Therefore, it is wise to consult medical professionals for help before losing weight.
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