Flavour of the Week

TGIF


  • It seems every time you turn around the US is approving a new obesity treatment. There has been a rash of new drug approvals and now a new obesity “device”. The FDA just approved the Maestro Rechargeable System for adults with obesity. It is designed to help people lose weight by regulating the neurological pathway between the brain and stomach; ideally controlling feelings of hunger and fullness.
  • Back to pharmacological treatments for obesity…..the Endocrine Society released their clinical practice guideline for obesity medications. Ideally it should help practitioners identify the best pharmacotherapy strategies for treating patients with TGIFobesity and includes information on weight loss drugs as well as avoiding drugs that may promote weight gain.

    Please keep in mind that these devices and medications are generally restricted to people who are unable to manage their weight with traditional diet and exercise interventions, and should be used only upon physician recommendation and supervision.
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