How Ozempic & Other Semaglutides Cause Weight Loss
Ozempic and other semaglutide medications belong to a class of drugs called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists. These drugs mimic the activity of a naturally occurring hormone called GLP-1 that is produced in the gut in response to food intake. Semaglutide helps to regulate blood sugar levels by increasing insulin secretion and decreasing glucagon secretion. It also slows down the rate at which food leaves the stomach, making you feel full for longer.
In addition to its effects on blood sugar levels, semaglutide also has an impact on appetite and metabolism. By activating GLP-1 receptors in the brain, semaglutides can reduce food cravings and increase feelings of fullness, which can lead to a reduction in calorie intake. Semaglutides also have a beneficial effect on body composition.
Benefits of Ozempic & Other Semaglutides
Excess weight can undermine a person’s self-esteem and confidence. But weight loss is is not just a cosmetic issue. Obesity poses significant health risks for both men and women. Excess fat – particularly in the belly around the abdominal organs – contributes to many causes of death and disability, including heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, cancer, fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes.
However, several recent clinical studies have found that semaglutide causes weight loss and improvement of body composition, that has the potential to reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke in people with overweight or obesity.
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