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High weekly physical activity levels linked to lower kidney disease risk in diabetes + overweight/obesity

Written by | 9 Feb 2024

Clocking up high weekly levels of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity is linked to a lower risk of developing chronic kidney disease in overweight/obese people with type… read more.

New weight loss medication may help lower blood pressure in adults with obesity

Written by | 5 Feb 2024

The new weight loss medication tirzepatide significantly lowered the systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure reading) for nearly 500 adults with obesity who took… read more.

‘Slimming’ significantly alters your microbiome and brain activity

Written by | 14 Jan 2024

Weight loss via intermittent energy restriction (IER) results in changes in the brain and in the gut, according to scientists in China. IER involves days of relative fasting… read more.

Science’s 2023 Breakthrough of the Year: GLP-1 agonists show promise for obesity-associated health problems

Written by | 21 Dec 2023

Science has named the development of glucagon like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonists and this year’s discovery that these drugs can blunt obesity-associated health problems as its 2023 Breakthrough of The… read more.

Medicare doesn’t cover obesity drugs, but 76% of older adults think it should

Written by | 18 Dec 2023

The vast majority of older adults – 83% — think health insurers should cover medications that can help people with obesity manage their weight, a new poll of people… read more.

Zepbound (tirzepatide) achieved additional 6.7% weight loss following a 36-week open-label lead-in period, for a total mean weight loss of 26.0% from study entry over 88 weeks – Eli Lilly

Written by | 16 Dec 2023

Detailed results from SURMOUNT-4, which showed Zepbound (tirzepatide) injection achieved superior mean percent change in body weight compared to placebo in adults with obesity or overweight with weight-related… read more.

Tirzepatide enhances weight loss with sustained treatment but discontinuation leads to weight regain

Written by | 15 Dec 2023

The current class of anti-obesity drugs is proving remarkably effective at removing excess pounds. However, a phase 3 randomized clinical trial led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine… read more.

Mounjaro versus Wegovy in treatment of Obesity – Eli Lilly

Written by | 9 Dec 2023

Overweight or obese adults lost more weight and shed pounds faster using Mounjaro than those taking Novo Nordisk’s rival weight loss drug (Wegovy/Ozempic)) according to an analysis of… read more.

Obesity associated with more severe disease flares in early rheumatoid arthritis

Written by | 29 Nov 2023

Obesity is associated with worse flare symptoms and worse quality of life among patients with early rheumatoid arthritis, researchers reported on Nov. 12, 2023 at ACR Convergence 2023,… read more.

CHMP positive for Mounjaro (tirzepatide) for the treatment of obesity – Eli Lilly

Written by | 16 Nov 2023

Eli Lilly’s Mounjaro is recommended for use in Europe for the treatment of obesity. The recommendation comes the same week the drug was approved for obesity treatment in… read more.

FDA approval for Zepbound (tirzepatide) injection, the first and only obesity treatment of its kind that activates both GIP and GLP-1 hormone receptors – Eli Lilly

Written by | 11 Nov 2023

The FDA approved Eli Lilly and Company’s Zepbound (tirzepatide) injection, the first and only obesity treatment of its kind that activates both GIP (glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide) and GLP-1… read more.

Tirzepatide trial shows additional 21.1% weight loss following intensive lifestyle intervention

Written by | 19 Oct 2023

A phase 3 clinical trial evaluating the injectable prescription medication tirzepatide, showed an additional 21.1% weight loss after intensive lifestyle intervention in adults with obesity or who were… read more.

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