A doctor reading this blog sent me an email:
I found this bit of obesity medication marketing too ironic not to share. The local drug rep treated the docs to breakfast last week. The promotional literature was nestled next to the pastries, fruit bowl and OJ. As a long time member of your site, I thought you might appreciate the irony.
Keep up the good work,
Eric Sodicoff MD
A chronic problem
The best way to get “chronic” obesity – obesity that never, ever goes away – is to keep snacking on pastries and drinking sugar water.
This, of course, is great for business for the drug company Novo Nordisk. Their $1000-a-month drug Saxenda makes people lose around 12 pounds (5.5 kilos) as long as they take it and suffer the side effects. Once people stop taking the drug the weight comes right back.
There is another, better way to avoid chronic obesity. Avoid eating the bad carbs that make people obese.
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