Why most people stop taking ‘miracle’ weight loss drugs – and what happens when they do.
Despite the effectiveness of the newer generation of anti-obesity drugs – called GLP-1 receptor agonists – few can tolerate them in the long run.
A new study, published in the journal Obesity, reveals that of people prescribed weight-loss drugs, just 44% were still taking them after three months and only 19% after one year.
Actually, it’s not that unusual. Not persisting with medication is a well known phenomenon with other conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and hypertension. Studies have shown that by the end of one year, almost half of the people on blood pressure pills stop taking them.
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