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EU drug watchdog warns of fake Ozempic pens

Written by | 22 Oct 2023

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is warning patients and healthcare professionals to beware of pre-filled pens falsely labelled as Ozempic, a diabetes medicine linked to weight loss. National… 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.

Semaglutide (Ozempic/Wegovy) shows 3-year efficacy for blood sugar control and weight loss

Written by | 5 Oct 2023

Data from a “real world” study indicates that treatment with the semaglutide (Ozempic/Wegovy) for type 2 diabetes significantly improves both blood sugar control and weight loss for up… read more.

Moderate to vigorous physical activity early in the day influences weight management, health outcomes

Written by | 20 Sep 2023

Even though epidemiological evidence has been controversial regarding the optimal timing of physical activity for weight management, the hours of 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. appear to be… read more.

Fewer teens now perceive themselves as overweight – international study of more than 745,000 adolescents

Written by | 11 Jul 2023

A study involving more than 745,000 adolescents from 41 countries across Europe and North America identified an increase in the amount of teenagers who underestimate their body weight…. read more.

NHS England moves to restrict use of GLP-1 agonists

Written by | 10 Jul 2023

On 27th June 2023 NHS England issued a Medicine Supply Notification (MSN/2023/061) concerning GLP-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs) used for management of type 2 diabetes. This action has… read more.

Bariatric surgery shows long-term success over standard diabetes management

Written by | 10 Jul 2023

Metabolic or bariatric surgery results in superior glycemic control, less medication usage and high rates of remission of Type 2 diabetes than medical or lifestyle intervention in patients… read more.

Diet tracking: How much is enough to lose weight?

Written by | 14 Jun 2023

Keeping track of everything you eat and drink in a day is a tedious task that is tough to keep up with over time. Unfortunately, dutiful tracking is… read more.

Behavior patterns of people who achieve clinically significant weight loss

Written by | 9 May 2023

A new study analyzing data on over 20,000 U.S. adults links a healthier diet and increased exercise to weight loss that reduces heart disease risk – while associating… read more.

First medical guideline recommends new prescription medications for weight loss

Written by | 24 Oct 2022

Diet and exercise fail for most adults who try to lose weight in the long-term. Today the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) released new evidence-based guidelines strongly recommending that these patients… read more.

Front-loading calories early in the day reduces hunger but does not affect weight loss

Written by | 26 Sep 2022

There’s the old saying in dieting that one must “breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dine like a pauper,” based on the belief that consuming… read more.

Can losing weight combat the structural defects of knee osteoarthritis?

Written by | 9 Sep 2022

In a study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a decrease in body mass index (BMI) was associated with both a lower incidence of the structural defects of knee osteoarthritis… read more.

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