Ozempic and Wegovy: The science and side effects behind the semaglutide weight loss drugs

Ozempic can help people to quickly lose weight but may also have serious side effects Ute Grabowsky/imageBROKER/Shutterstock Ozempic and Wegovy are brand names for the drug semaglutide. Many countries have approved Wegovy for weight loss in people who are obese or overweight and Ozempic for people with type 2 diabetes. How do these drugs work? … Read more

Weight Loss Drugs Like Ozempic Could Have a Surprising Effect on Drinking Habits : ScienceAlert

Overconsumption of calories is associated with a condition that impacts millions of people, one that despite research showing strong links to environment, neurology, and genetics, is still notoriously attributed to a lack of self-control. If you guessed obesity, you’re not wrong, but there is another answer: alcohol use disorder, a condition that affects an estimated … Read more

Your Body Has Its Own Built-In Ozempic

January 25, 2024 4 min read Popular weight-loss and diabetes drugs, such as Ozempic and Wegovy, target metabolic pathways that gut microbes and food molecules already play a key role in regulating By Christopher Damman & The Conversation US The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest … Read more

Rare Psychiatric Events Linked to Ozempic Have Experts Concerned : ScienceAlert

The use of Ozempic has exploded in recent years, but despite what you might have seen on social media, this once-weekly injection is not officially approved for weight loss, only the treatment of diabetes. As more doctors prescribe the medication – and related weight-loss drug Wegovy – for appetite suppression, some researchers are growing concerned … Read more

Ozempic and Other Weight-Loss Drugs Are Sparking a Risky New War on Obesity

In 1998, Viagra received FDA approval. A financial bonanza followed for its manufacturer, Pfizer, and later for its competitors. Although initially approved—and marketed—specifically for erectile dysfunction, Pfizer and later competitors used aggressive targeted marketing to catapult the drug from an erectile dysfunction treatment to a lifestyle pill pocketed by nervous 30-year-olds heading out on Internet … Read more

Ozempic, Wegovy and beyond: Could the next wave of weight-loss drugs end obesity?

There are TikTok hashtags with millions of followers, endless column inches over celebrities’ waistlines and streams of media coverage when trial results come out. It is rare that a new medicine gets so much attention. Then again, it is even rarer that a licensed drug causes safe and rapid weight loss with minimal effort. A … Read more

5 Ways Ozempic and Other New Weight-Loss Drugs Have Changed Health

December 29, 2023 4 min read Ozempic and similar drugs are ushering in a new era of weight management and obesity treatments, and researchers are racing to understand their impact By Lauren J. Young Our culture’s obsession with weight has always felt unshakeable. But over the past year, new classes of drugs seem to be … Read more

2024 will see a new weight-loss drug that trumps Wegovy and Ozempic

New weight-loss drugs may bypass the need to inject Richard Levine/Alamy It may feel like there has been a stream of stories about drugs used for weight loss in 2023, but get ready for double helpings in 2024. A more potent fat-busting injection will probably enter clinics and we will see further trial results for … Read more

Wegovy and Ozempic made 2023 a revolutionary year for weight loss

Wegovy shortages have seen “off label” use of the diabetes drug Ozempic dpa picture alliance/Alamy Weight management was transformed in 2023, with soaring use of the drug Wegovy, or semaglutide. Never before has there been an approved weight loss medicine that is so effective and yet also considered reasonably safe. “The medical therapy of obesity … Read more

Ozempic and Wegovy may reduce inflammation by targeting the brain

Ozempic is a diabetes treatment, but it is often also used to help with weight loss fcm82/Shutterstock Weight-loss and diabetes injections such as Wegovy and Ozempic (both semaglutide) may have wider medical benefits than we first thought, after work in mice suggests they act on the brain to lessen body-wide inflammation. The finding could explain … Read more