New Eli Lilly drug leads to 24% weight loss in study

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Share on PinterestEli Lilly is studying a new weight loss drug. Cristina Arias/Cover/Getty Images A new drug under development led people to lose about 25% of their body weight in a recent study. The drug called retatrutide is a weekly injection. The researchers also found that the most common side effects of retatrutide were nausea, … Read more

How a Canadian Scientist and a Venomous Lizard Helped Pave the Way for Ozempic – National | globalnews.ca

How a Canadian Scientist and a Venomous Lizard Helped Pave the Way for Ozempic - National |  globalnews.ca

In 1984, Dr. Daniel Drucker, an endocrinologist at the University of Toronto, discovered a hormone in the human gut that helped pave the way for popular diabetes drugs like Novo Nordisks Ozempic and Wegovy. It’s called a glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) and its function is to regulate blood sugar levels and suppress appetite. “The early discoveries … Read more

Ozempic: Study finds it may work in pill form

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Share on PinterestThe drug Ozempic may become available in pill form. FreshSplash/Getty images An oral pill version of Ozempic appears effective for weight loss in a new study. Semaglutide, the drug in Ozempic and Wegovy, is currently administered into the body through injections. In a new study, taking a pill version of this drug led … Read more