How weight loss drugs like Ozempic offer benefits beyond the scale

From Science Magazine.

Weight loss medications like Ozempic and Wegovy are examples of GLP-1
receptor agonist drugs. By mimicking a hormone produced in the body, this
class of drugs has proven to be an effective way to treat diabetes and, more
recently, obesity. This year, clinical trials revealed their beneficial effects on
other chronic conditions that can be associated with obesity like heart failure
and kidney disease. Despite their widespread and growing use, GLP-1
receptor agonist drugs were by no means an overnight success – decades of
developments, unexpected discoveries, and some notable failures all paved
the way to the 2023 Breakthrough of the Year.

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