The Science Behind Controversial New Weight Loss Drugs Like Ozempic
Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro—drugs developed to treat diabetes—are being used for cosmetic weight loss
Some drugs initially approved to treat Type 2 diabetes are now being used for cosmetic weight loss. WSJ’s Daniela Hernandez explains how they work, their side effects, and concerns over unintended consequences. Illustration: Elizabeth Smelov
Daniela Hernandez extends her health and science reporting to cover a variety of relevant subjects from Covid-19 to climate change.
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