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Liraglutide improves weight loss in people who are overweight or obese, study shows

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 02 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3545
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Liraglutide significantly reduces body weight and improves metabolic control in people who are obese or overweight and have dyslipidaemia or hypertension, a randomised trial reported in the New England Journal of Medicine has shown.1

The study randomised 3731 people who were obese, had a body mass index (BMI) of at least 30, or were overweight (BMI>27), and who had treated or untreated dyslipidaemia or hypertension, to treatment with once daily injections of liraglutide (3.0 mg) or placebo in addition to counselling on lifestyle changes.

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