Calories-in, calories-out. Crash diets. Rigorous fitness boot camps. You’ve no doubt heard and seen all there is to see in the world of weight loss. But not so fast. A brand-new medical treatment was just granted approval by the FDA, and it’s been stealing a lot of headlines.
America’s collective weight problem is a growing concern. Not only does it put a huge strain on the healthcare system, but on an individual level, it confines millions of every-day Americans to a life of health complications and discomfort.
Today, we’re going to look at the latest front on the war against our collective waistline. What is semaglutide, who can take it, what does it do, and is it safe? Read ahead to find out.
What Is It?
Semaglutide belongs to the GLP-1 antagonist family of medicines. It’s designed to mimic the hormones in a person’s body that makes them feel full.
Recent studies tested a weekly, 2.4-milligram injection on a select group of obese and overweight adults as a weight loss treatment. The results of that study were so successful that the FDA recently approved it to treat those suffering from chronic weight management. Not since 2014 has the FDA approved a new weight management treatment.