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Are You Fat? There’s a Drug for That

It turns out losing weight is simple—just take a dangerous drug for the rest of your life!

According to the CDC, over 40 percent of the US adult population is obese. This has huge implications for health, as obesity is linked with diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and certain types of cancer. You may have heard about a new drug, semaglutide (trade names Ozempic and Weogovy), that is being heralded as the next best thing in weight loss. This is an injectable drug approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes but seems to be widely used for its ability to cause weight loss. There’s a catch: to keep the weight off, you need to keep taking the drug for the rest of your life! This is the opposite of what we should be doing, which is addressing the root cause of obesity with lifestyle, nutrition, and targeted supplementation.