Although there is no magic pill that cures obesity, in the last few years there have been some new anti-obesity medications that are potential game-changers for the 40% of Americans who are considered obese.
In our opinion, Semaglutide is the best of these new medications, and we are using it to help our patients lose weight and prevent disease.
Anti-obesity medications have been around for decades, and there are several currently in use. But Semaglutide is the first of this new generation of highly effective, hormone-based obesity medications. Semaglutide mimics a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which is secreted in the gut and targets receptors throughout the body, including the brain. When a person is eating, GLP-1 sends the brain the “I’m full” signal.
In fact, studies by The New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of American Medical Association, two of the most reputable journals in medicine, have shown that Semaglutide can reduce appetite, regulate glucose levels, and reduce food cravings that have resulted in a 15% loss of total body weight. In this study, results showed overweight or obese adults receiving weekly Semaglutide had an average weight loss of 14.9% at 68 weeks. In this same study, nearly 70% of participants were able to achieve a 10% weight loss threshold by taking Semaglutide. And 32% of participants lost at least 20% of their initial weight.
If you are struggling with being overweight or have weight-related medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol, Semaglutide may help you. When used with diet and exercise Semaglutide offers many benefits including: