Could this be too good to be true? A self-injecting medication that promises massive weight loss success is about to hit shelves.
With 63 percent of Australian adults are overweight or obese, a new weight loss drug, Saxender, might be the answer to a lot of prayers.
Approved by the Therapy Liquids Association and available next month for those with a prescription.
“It won’t be a magic cure, but it will be a massive help,” says RPA Obesity Services Director Professor Tania Markovic. “It will be a great help in improving health.”
The daily self-injected drug sends a natural hormone through the body to reduce hunger. According to a 9 News report, the drug’s study of 3000 people saw ‘incredible results’.
Those in the study were given a reduced diet and exercise regime… Might seem like it’s just a sugar pill. However, half were given Saxender and the others a placebo.
The results showed that 63 percent of those using the drug lost 5 percent of their body weight, while only 27 percent of those who didn’t saw similar results.
“It doesn’t result in the sort of weight loss you see by surgical intervention, but not everybody needs that sort of weight loss,” says Markovic.
Saxender will be available in Australia in March this year. Speak to your GP.
Source: 9 News