Wegovy demonstrated significant and sustained weight loss in two-year study in adults with obesity – Novo Nordisk

Results from the STEP 5 phase IIIb trial, presented by Novo Nordisk at the Obesity Week 2021 interactive congress, showed that adults treated with Wegovy (semaglutide 2.4 mg injection) achieved significant and sustained weight loss over the two-year study period . The STEP 5 trial investigated Wegovy vs. placebo, both used with a reduced calorie meal plan and increased physical […]

Bariatric surgeries vary in long-term benefits and risks

Of two major weight-loss surgeries, sleeve gastrectomy is safer long-term than gastric bypass, researchers reported on Oct. 6, 2021 in JAMA Surgery. But sleeve gastrectomy is associated with a higher long-term risk of need for surgical revision. “It’s really important for patients to understand the risk of significant issues like death, complications, and hospitalization after these two procedures because that […]