The downside of miracle drugs
Anybody seen the ad for the weight loss drug Ozempic?
A number of celebs are backing Ozempic and Wegovy, which recently got approved by the FDA.
What's the problem?
Why is this bad?
Lean body mass supports weight loss by utilizing a big percentage of daily calories; prevents diabetes by controlling insulin; and keeps bones healthy, shielding from injury.
In short, Ozempic/Wegovy may aid with weight loss, yet many will suffer decline in lean body mass.
It's often assumed the drugs are right for those aiming to shed 20-40 lbs, yet they ought to be used only by those with more substantial weight problems.
This is why, here at MaxFit at the Refinery , we emphasize body composition, i.e. more lean body mass and less fat mass, instead of simply checking the scale.
See Peter Attia's article for more info.