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There is a revolution in weight loss medicine happening right now. Drugs containing semaglutide (such as Ozempic and Wegovy) used to treat diabetes have recently received FDA approval for obesity, and many people are turning to the drugs to help them lose weight. in weight. Weight loss drugs are nothing new—previous drugs like fen-phen have become dangerous, and have even been pulled from the market. However, these newer drugs appear to be safer and more effective. So, are these drugs the solution to the obesity epidemic, an unfair “easy out” for people who need to learn to eat less and exercise more, or the Big Pharma’s latest attempt to cash-in on a problem created by Big Food? To help discuss the matter, I invited my friend and obesity specialist Dr. Spencer Nadolsky is back on the podcast.
If you are not familiar with Spencer, he is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician, author of “The Fat Loss Prescription,” and a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She knows her stuff when it comes to hormones, fat loss, and yes, memes (which you can find all over her. instagram). He’s also been on the podcast before to talk about it PCOS, thyroid healthand heart disease.
In this interview, Spencer and I discuss . . .
- Why some people can’t seem to lose weight with diet and exercise
- The latest weight loss drugs and how effective they are
- How GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) receptor agonists like semaglutide work and help people lose weight
- The disadvantages and effects of weight loss drugs
- Who should and should not take these medications and who may have problems taking the medications
- What causes obesity (genetics versus environment)
- The role of Big Food in the obesity epidemic and how to fix the problem
- And so on. . .
So, if you’re interested in learning about the latest science in the field of weight loss medicine, or you scoff at the idea of someone taking a weight loss medicine alone diet and exercise. must work, listen to this podcast and let me know your thoughts!
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6:21 – What are the most popular obesity drugs and how effective are they?
18:01 – Should an overweight person try obesity medications first if they haven’t tried basic lifestyle changes?
20:58 – Why should you not consider these drugs for anyone?
25:18 – Will this medicine help some people to change their habits?
29:48 – What are the causes of obesity?
41:13 – What are your thoughts on the big food companies and their responsibility for obesity?
46:17 – Where can we find you?
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