Semaglutide, along with liraglutide and tirzepatide, are next-generation weight-loss medications that, when combined with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise plan, can help people lose over 10% to 15% of their body weight. As a once-weekly injectable, GLP-1 agonists like semaglutide
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Dr. Leann Poston is a licensed physician in the state of Ohio who holds an M.B.A. and an M.Ed. She is a full-time medical communications writer and educator who writes and researches for Invigor Medical.
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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex hormonal disorder that affects between 6% and 12% of women of reproductive age.1 It is the leading cause of anovulatory infertility in women. Living with PCOS can be challenging, both physically and emotionally.
The potential relationship between vitamin D in weight loss has been studied for decades. Since vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, people with more body fat may have lower overall vitamin D levels. If more vitamin D is stored in
Anxiety and weight loss are closely linked. Anxiety can increase or decrease your appetite, causing weight gain or loss, depending on how you manage stress. Anxiety can also cause fatigue and make it more challenging to exercise. According to the
Most people share the goal of maintaining a healthy weight. While diet and exercise are correctly recognized as key factors in weight management, recent research has shed light on an unexpected contributor to weight management: the gut microbiome. Gut health
As the field of weight management continues to advance, a recent announcement that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Zepbound (tirzepatide peptide), a form of the diabetes drug Mounjaro for weight loss, is met with excitement. The
Liraglutide is a highly effective weight-loss medication that reduces hunger, increases satiety, and boosts insulin release. These liraglutide benefits, when combined with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise plan, can aid you in your weight-loss journey. Learn more about liraglutide for
Magnesium is an essential mineral that is necessary for over 600 enzyme systems in the body, including ones that regulate metabolism and blood sugar.1 Some research suggests that magnesium may also be important in appetite control, leading researchers to investigate
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