Weight Loss Medication

What is medical weight loss? *

Posted: Apr 29 in Clinical Nutrition Center News, Weight loss, Weight Loss Medication, Weight Management Strategies by

Dr. Ethan Lazarus and the staff at Clinical Nutrition Center in Greenwood Village, CO have been helping people in Denver with medically-supervised weight loss for decades. But what exactly is medical weight loss? Obesity has been recognized as a chronic disease by the American Medical Association in 2013. That means it is now classified similar […]

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Saxenda Now Available *

Posted: May 11 in Weight Loss Medication by

Saxenda, the newest FDA-approved prescription weight loss medication, is now available at retail pharmacies. We are excited to announce the availability of another new and novel treatment to help you lose weight and keep it off permanently. [Read more]

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Saxenda, a new weight loss drug, receives FDA approval today *

Posted: Dec 24 in Weight Loss Medication by

I am very excited that today the FDA approved a new weight loss drug. Saxenda works differently than the other weight loss medications. It is a GLP-1 receptor agonist. GLP-1 is a hormone released by our small intestines that tells our brains it is time to stop eating. It is one of the important ways that we know to stop eating. Naturally, it is released mostly in response to eating protein and fat, and the process happens about 20 minutes after eating. [Read more]

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Saxenda: A new weight loss medication *

Posted: Nov 06 in Weight Loss Medication by

This is an exciting year for weight loss medications! Hot on the heels of the FDA approval for Contrave, the FDA is expected to approve Saxenda, another novel weight loss drug soon. Saxenda (liraglutide) is an analog of GLP-1 (glucose-like peptide 1). GLP-1 is a hormone our small intestine makes in response to eating. [Read more]

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Contrave Now Available *

Posted: Oct 07 in Weight Loss Medication by

Contrave will be available at pharmacies starting October 20th. It is FDA-approved for individuals with a BMI over 30, or over 27 with a weight-related health problem like high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes. It is approved for chronic use – that means it has been studied and approved for long-term weight control, similar to how we use medications for high cholesterol and for diabetes. [Read more]

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