The Ozempic Era of Weight Loss – The New York Times

The Ozempic Era of Weight Loss

The stories of two people who took the medication and had two very different experiences.

Drugs like Ozempic are revolutionizing the treatment of obesity. The medications, originally used to treat diabetes, keep gaining attention as celebrities and other influencers describe taking them to lose weight quickly.

Dani Blum, a reporter for The Times, tells the story behind the drugs and describes some of the ramifications of using them.

Dani Blum, a reporter for Well at The New York Times.

ImageA box labeled Ozempic sits on a reflective surface. The packaging is white and blue and has a photo of an injector on it.

Some people taking the drugs can experience such intense lack of appetite that they become malnourished.

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Dani Blum contributed reporting.

Fact-checking by Susan Lee.

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