Medications, such as Ozempic, Wegovy, and more, have become increasingly popular for weight loss. These drugs are glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, and they mimic a hormone that, among other things, tells the brain a person is full so they eat less. But are they safe, and do they help improve metabolic health? Dr. Rob Lustig and Dr. Casey Means discuss these weight-loss drugs and their effects on the body, and why such medications likely won’t solve the obesity crisis, for which the food industry is culpable.
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📍What Rob Lustig, MD, & Casey Means, MD, discuss:
00:00 — Intro
06:24 — The mechanisms of action for weight-loss medications
09:07 — Dr. Casey Means shares her perception of the popularity of GLP-1 medications
13:19 — GLP-1 RAs lead to fat loss but also muscle loss
19:50 — Do GLP-1 RAs improve metabolic health?
22:29 — Dr. Lustig discusses the high cost of GLP-1 RAs
29:37 — Dr. Lustig makes the case for fixing the food problem
37:39 — How can patients use GLP-1 RAs as a jumpstart?
46:15 — Dr. Lustig shares his concerns about the use of GLP-1 RAs in children
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