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By now you’ve likely seen many stories about the latest “celebrity weight loss drugs,” used by people like Elon Musk (officially) and stars like Khloe Kardashian (allegedly). The new drugs are injectables: you take a shot via an injection pen, usually once per week.
They're in a new drug category called GLP-1 agonists — they mimic the hormone GLP-1 in the body — which is key in signalling hunger: higher levels in the body mean less hunger, slower stomach emptying, and other effects that aid weight loss. They were first approved to treat obesity by the US FDA and European Medicines Agency in late 2014 and 2015, respectively.
Given the hype, you’re probably asking, do weight loss injectables work? What should I expect from them? What are the downsides and risks?
First, here is an overview of the pros and the cons: