weight management

Lifestyle Interventions or Medication for Type 2 Diabetes?

Lifestyle Interventions or Medication for Type 2 Diabetes?

Lifestyle modifications are still the foundation of therapy for patients with type 2 diabetes, but in everyday practice, they are rarely successful. At the same time, highly effective medicinal therapy options are available. Should healthcare professionals simply stop advising people to eat less and become more active and instead prescribe one of the ever more …

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FDA Approves Setmelanotide for Obesity in Bardet-Biedl Syndrome

FDA Approves Setmelanotide for Obesity in Bardet-Biedl Syndrome

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental indication for setmelanotide (Imcivree, Rhythm Pharmaceuticals) injection for chronic weight management in adults and pediatric patients age 6 and older with obesity due to Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BBS). Setmelanotide, a melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) agonist, is the first FDA-approved therapy for BBS, a rare genetic disorder …

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RCT supports kimchi-derived probiotics’ anti-obesity effects

RCT supports kimchi-derived probiotics’ anti-obesity effects

Twelve weeks of supplementation with Lactobacillus curvatus​ HY7601 and Lactobacillus plantarum​ KY1032 also led to improvements in waist circumference in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial with 72 overweight volunteers. “HY7601 and KY1032 exerted anti‐obesity effects by regulating the gut microbiota composition, which could lead to effective therapeutic trials,” root scientists from Korean company hy …

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