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A new treatment to lose weight and keep it off
Novo Nordisk launches a new obesity treatment: Saxenda

A new injectable medicine is in the market to help overweight and obese people lose weight. Novo Nordisk’s Saxenda (liraglutide 3.0 mg) is a once-daily glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue with 97 percent similarity to naturally occurring human GLP-1, a hormone that is released in response to food intake. Saxenda regulates appetite by increasing feelings of fullness and satiety, while lowering feelings of hunger and prospective food consumption, thereby leading to lower calorie intake and weight loss.

Saxenda when used alongside a low-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity, helps adults with obesity (BMI ≥30 kg/m2) or who are overweight (BMI ≥27 kg/m2 to <30 kg/m²) with at least one weight-related medical problem (such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes or, prediabetes, or obstructive sleep apnea) to lose weight.

As with other GLP-1 receptor agonists, Saxenda stimulates insulin secretion and lowers glucagon secretion in a glucose-dependent manner. These effects can lead to a reduction of fasting and post-prandial blood glucose for those with diabetes.

The efficacy of Saxenda as a weight loss agent has been conducted in four clinical trials involving more than 5000 patients. Saxenda has been approved by Health Sciences Authority (HSA), Singapore. It is also approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Commission (EC).

Saxenda is available in 33 countries, including Australia, South Korea, US and UK.

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January:
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Marijuana as medicine — Legal marijuana will open up scientific research
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April:
Career developments for researchers
May:
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Clinical trials — What's in a name?
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