Weight Loss Drug May Cut 80% Risk Of Diabetes –

“Liraglutide promotes weight loss by activating brain areas that control appetite and eating, so that people feel fuller sooner after meals and their food intake is reduced,” said Carel le Roux, Professor at Imperial College London.

“Although liraglutide’s role in weight loss is well known, this is the first time it has been shown to essentially reverse prediabetes and prevent diabetes, albeit with the help of diet and exercise,” le Roux added.

Of the patients who did go on to develop diabetes, those who were given liraglutide, took nearly three times longer to develop the disease.

In addition, liraglutide also helped patients lose seven per cent body weight compared to only two per cent in the placebo group, the researchers said.

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