Semaglutide: a weight loss aid

Semaglutide: a weight loss aid

Semaglutide is a GLP-1 agonist which is a class of medication used to treat type 2 diabetes and obesity. It works by mimicking the action of GLP-1, a hormone that is naturally produced in the body to regulate blood sugar levels and appetite.

Semaglutide acts on multiple pathways to reduce body weight as well as optimal blood sugar levels.

Promotes feelings of fullness and satiety due to its action on the brain , which leads to a reduction in food intake and subsequent weight loss.

Slows down the rate at which the stomach empties its contents into the small intestine. This delays the absorption of nutrients, resulting in reduced hunger and lower calorie intake.

Increases the amount of energy the body burns at rest, which can help with weight loss.

Inhibits the storage of fat in the adipose tissue, leading to a reduction in body fat mass.

Promotes better sugar levels in the blood by activating the GLP-1 receptor to stimulate insulin secretion, suppress glucagon release and improves insulin sensitivity throughout the body.


Dr. Frank Cohen MD
Internal medicine & Aesthetics specialist

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