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    Liraglutide causes weight loss of roughly 17 lbs after one year versus roughly 4 lbs for placebo

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    Monday, June 16, 2008 7:12 am Email this article
    The experimental drug liraglutide, a once-a-day human GLP-1 analogue for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, combined with diet caused a weight loss of roughly 17 pounds after one year compared to a weight loss of roughly 4-5 pounds for those given a placebo according to a report from Reuters.

    Weight loss after the first five months of the study had been roughly 16 pounds versus 9 pounds for those given a placebo according to Reuters.

    However, the drug company's website shows the results of a (different?) study of the drug in Type 2 diabetics which shows a weight loss of only 5.4 pounds for those given 1.8 mg per day of liraglutide versus 4.5 pounds for those given 1.2 mg of liraglutide versus a weight gain of 2.5 pounds for those given another diabetes drug called glimepiride.

    On May 23, 2008, Novo Nordisk submitted an applicationto the US Food and Drug Administration for approval of the drug. REFERENCE

    Mclaughlin K. Novo says study shows weight loss from liraglutide. 2008 Jun 16, 2:42pm BST.

    Anon. Novo Nordisk says diabetes drug boosts weight loss: Novo Nordisk says diabetes drug liraglutide causes weight loss in those without diabetes. Associated Press. 2008 Jun 16. http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/apwire/9f46ba6c9ba5bfc2ae54588cf9a1f549.htm


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