Given the recent discussions related to a new drug discovery, doctors have published various studies showing how the new diabetes drug works. Based on their findings, the drug is capable of reducing hunger sensation, thus, enabling users to significantly diminish their body fat.
The liraglutide-based medicine produced by Saxenda has many more uses than that of treating patients with diabetes. Researchers have reached this conclusion after studying its effects on 3,700 people from six continents.
Results have shown that the drug is, indeed capable of lowering blood sugar levels – the main factor responsible for diabetes. In addition, the respondents, who received this medical treatment for a given period of time have experienced important weight loss.
The participants were divided into two groups, one, which received the medicine as a daily shot and the second one that was assigned a placebo pill. At the end of the 56-week period, medical experts noticed that the respondents, who took the medicine dropped 18.5 pounds, whereas the placebo group lost only 6 pounds.
The medical treatment was accompanied by a special diet, according to scientists’ explanations. The 3,700 participants were asked to consume only products with low caloric intake and to carry out various physical activities on a daily basis.
Figures have further indicated that the members of the study group who were administered the shot lost 63 percent of their body fat, whereas the placebo group registered only a 27-percent-loss.
Researchers have also compared different versions of the liraglutide medicine and tests have shown that the drug produced by Saxenada is the most effective. The shot enabled participants to lose 33 percent of their body weight during the experiment. At the opposite pole, participants who were given placebo drugs diminished their body weight by 10 percent.
In spite of the positive results that the drug has had, physicians warned that this shot should only be administered to people suffering from obesity and type 2 diabetes. The effects of the medicine on healthy individuals have not been studied; therefore, people should not take the drug without a doctor’s recommendation.
FDA has approved the medicine, but it has also listed some of the side effects that the medicine could have on patients. Among the body reactions they have noticed were also diarrhea, nausea, vomiting sensations, constipation and depression.
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