Weight Management

ADA, EASD Release Update on Management of Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes
September 23, 2022

The new consensus recommends holistic, person centered care focused on glycemic and weight management, CV risk reduction, and cardiorenal organ protection.

Semaglutide 2.4 mg: Weight Loss in Real-world Study Matches STEP Trial Program Findings
September 20, 2022

Semaglutide prescribed in clinical practice helped more than half of study participants achieve weight loss of ≥10% at 6 months.

Tirzepatide Reduces Time to HbA1c Targets by Up to 3 Months vs Semaglutide, Insulin Degludec
September 15, 2022

Tirzepatide in an exploratory analysis of SURPASS-2 and -3 trials added proof of shorter time to glycemic targets and weight loss goals to superior reduction of HbA1c.

New Novo Nordisk Combination Rx Better than Components for T2D, Weight Loss
August 23, 2022

Phase II clinical trial shows a fixed dose combination of semaglutide/cagrilintide reduces HbA1c and weight much better than either drug alone.

Automated Online Weight Loss Program Could Significantly Expand Primary Care Intervention
August 01, 2022

A free, automated online behavioral weight loss program led to a mean 5% reduction in weight over 12 weeks without clinician involvement, a new study reports.

Obesity and the Musculoskeletal System: Age and Impact
July 29, 2022

Excess weight diminishes the development and function of the musculoskeletal system at any point in the lifespan. An obesity specialist highlights the dangers.

Individualized Diet Program Helps Users Lose Weight and Keep it Off, According to New Feasibility Study
July 19, 2022

With the iDip program, 50% of adults reached the researchers' goal of losing at least 5% body weight and maintained it for 1 year without strict dieting.

Beyond HbA1c: Take a Global Approach to Type 2 Diabetes Management, Use all the Tools
July 01, 2022

Drs Mikhail Kosiborod and Neil Skolnik discuss this unique moment in the history of T2D management that offers treatments to address its broad cardiometabolic impact.

American Heart Association Announces "Life's Essential 8" Enhanced Cardiovascular Health Model
June 29, 2022

Slide Show: The AHA added sleep duration to its Life's Simple 7 cardiovascular health construct and updated sections on diet, lipids, blood glucose and smoking.

Insurance-mandated Weight Management Programs Prior to Bariatric Surgery Offer No Clinical Benefit
June 15, 2022

Insurance companies believe the required presurgical programs reduce complications and improve outcomes but a new study strongly suggests the opposite.