The Facts About Weight Loss Drugs

We interviewed an expert to find out how new weight loss drugs work and who should consider using them.


The biggest health and nutrition story of 2023 was arguably the exploding popularity of prescription medications to treat obesity, a chronic disease that affects more than four in 10 U.S. adults. We spoke to Richard D. Siegel, MD, co-director of the Diabetes and Lipid Center and a doctor at the Weight and Wellness Center at Tufts Medical Center, to get expert information and advice on weight loss drugs.

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