1. Your diabetes medicine could help you shed kilos

Your diabetes medicine could help you shed kilos

Diabetic and want to lose weight? Now you can do both with help of a single medicine, as a new study has shown that Liraglutide, an injectable diabetes drug, helps people shed kilos.

By: | Published: July 2, 2015 1:10 PM

Diabetic and want to lose weight? Now you can do both with help of a single medicine, as a new study has shown that Liraglutide, an injectable diabetes drug, helps people shed kilos.

US regulators had approved the drug last year for weight loss, and a randomised, controlled trial at 191 sites in 27 countries in Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Australia, found that it helped obese people lose an average of eight kilograms.

The drug is marketed as Saxenda by Novo Nordisk, GMA Network reported.

Kevin Williams, chief of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at Temple University Health, who wasn’t involved in the study, termed the weight loss in the liraglutide group as “significant.”

The drug had side effects like gastrointestinal distress, gallstones and a slight increase in breast cancer risk.

Researchers said that they needed to explore further on the breast cancer findings, adding that it was possible that weight loss enabled more tumors to be found.

The findings are published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

  1. Patricia Engelhard
    Jul 2, 2015 at 1:47 pm
    I'm skeptical, but maybe it is enough to get some people to be motivated to change their habits. It really is the simplicity of sticking to the right food, exercise and regular weigh-ins that keep you going. For me, the key was a diet method where you eat low-carb for most of the week and then re-feed your body with carbohydrates either 1 or 2 days a week. This way you're helping your body learn to burn fat instead of sugar and carbs. (more about this method: ). I'm using this method for about 3 months and I'm at peace with my new lifestyle choice:)
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    1. Matt Sutton
      Jul 2, 2015 at 5:23 pm
      Nice article, but diabeters must not lose weight because of drugs - but from the lifestyle. I have diabetes and natural healing option worked much better for me. At first, I used to think that Insulin and Metformin were all I could depend on but the treatment was not going as it should. Then, I found a decent diabetes treatment book ( 25days/health/master-activator-revolution). I'm glad I decided to try something new on a whim, because my mind is opened to natural methods to dealing with diabetes. My blood glucose drops everyday and I've been able to slowly ween off Insulin to control it.
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