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Dr. Alexandro Zarruk, MD, MSc., FACP, FRCPC, Internal Medicine: Prescription medications to help with weight loss
There are government approved, prescription injectable medicines that, when used with a low-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity, may help some adults with excess weight and who also have weight-related medical problems (such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes), or obesity, to lose weight and keep it off.
Dr. Alexandro Zarruk, MD, MSc., FACP, FRCPC, Internal Medicine : Understanding Why Obesity is a Chronic Disease
Obesity is characterized by excess or abnormal body fat that can impair your health. Many organizations including Obesity Canada, the Canadian Medical Association, the American Medical Association, and the World Health Organization now consider obesity to be a chronic disease.
Dr. Alexandro Zarruk, MD, MSc., FACP, FRCPC, Internal Medicine: The Benefits of GLP-1's in Type 2 Diabetes
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonists are potent glucose-lowering agents but also have potentially beneficial effects on other traditional (body weight, blood pressure (BP), and LDL cholesterol) and non-traditional risk factors (low grade inflammation and endothelial dysfunction).