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Boosting Weight Loss with Medications: New Support for GLP-1 RAs - Frankly Speaking EP 270Guest: Jillian Joseph, MSPAS, PA-C
Music Credit: Richard Onorato
You know GLP-1 RAs are an important class of agents for weight loss, but do you know which drug within this class is right for your patient? This brief podcast walks you through the recent evidence from the STEP 8 randomized clinical trial, comparing the efficacy and adverse reaction profiles for 2 GLP-1 RAs: semaglutide (Wegovy) and liraglutide (Saxenda). This is a must-listen for anyone looking to optimally individualize care for patients with obesity.
Episode references and resource links:
Rubino DM, Greenway FL, Khalid U, et al. Effect of Weekly Subcutaneous Semaglutide vs Daily Liraglutide on Body Weight in Adults With Overweight or Obesity Without Diabetes: The STEP 8 Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2022;327(2):138–150. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.23619
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- Summarize recommendations for lifestyle modifications for healthy weight loss
- Review which classes of medications are approved for weight management
- Describe the mechanism of action for GLP-1 RAs as they relate to weight loss
- Discuss new evidence for the use of GLP-1 RA medications for weight loss in a specific population
Frank J. Domino, MD
Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health,
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
Jillian Joseph, MPAS, PA-C
Assistant Professor, Department of PA Studies, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Boston, MA
Clinical Instructor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
The following financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty.
Frank J. Domino, MD
Has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Jillian Joseph, MPAS, PA-C
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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