Obesity kills. It leads to diseases like diabetes that, in turn, increase the risk of fatal cardiovascular diseases such as strokes and heart attacks. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a treatment that forestalled all this misery and mortality?
Unfortunately, many treatments don’t work well, either to combat obesity or to hold off its consequences. There are a slew of medicines that treat the consequences of obesity—sugar-lowering pills to control diabetes, antihypertensive pills to control blood pressure, cholesterol pills to… well, you get the idea. But there aren’t many good ways to combat the obesity at the center of these other problems.
Diets? They might work for a few months, but few people achieve sustained and significant weight loss through dieting.
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