November 19th, 2018 3:14 PM
  • Novo Nordisk launches weight-loss drug, Saxenda

    Novo Nordisk launches weight-loss drug, Saxenda

    Danish drug maker Novo Nordisk has launched its own weight-loss drug, Saxenda — and at upwards of $1,000 a month, it isn’t going to be cheap. The drug — an injectable called liraglutide previously used for diabetes — is for chronic weight management in adults with a body mass index (BMI) of more than 30

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  • FDA’s decision regarding Contrave® and Saxenda®

    FDA’s decision regarding Contrave® and Saxenda®

    Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its decisions regarding two obesity treatment medications: Contrave® and Saxenda®. Contrave was approved and it appears Saxenda will be in the near future.

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  • What is Food Addiction?

    What is Food Addiction?

    “I’m addicted to watching football!” “I’m addicted to shopping!” These (and other) pleasure-inducing past-times are sometimes referred to as “addictions” in the sense that they bring joy and excitement to our life, and are things we participate in repeatedly. However, there’s a difference between an activity being pleasurable versus addictive. This difference lies in the

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  • Study evaluating the long-term effects on weight gain in girls

    Study evaluating the long-term effects on weight gain in girls

    Hunger, J. M. & Tomiyama, A. J. JAMA Pediatr, April 2014. A recent study evaluated the long-term effects on weight gain in girls who were told that they were “too fat” at age 10 by their father, mother, brother, sister, best girlfriend, boy they like best, any other girl, any other boy, or teacher. These

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  • Explaining ABSI

    Explaining ABSI

    A person’s body shape index is a better predictor of mortality than the traditional body mass index test, researchers have said. According to research published in the online jounal PLoS ONE, a person’s ABSI is better at predicting a person’s risk of dying than their BMI, the current method used to quantify the risks associated

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