New Medications for Obesity: A True Revolution? (Podcast)

The new weight loss medications, which have been making headlines for the past few months, are they really revolutionizing the treatment of obesity? This is the theme of the latest episode of Hypercondriaque, the podcast of Santé Magazine. Aline Perraudin, editorial director, interviews Professor Judith Aron-Wisnewsky, a nutritionist, researcher, and physician at the Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris.

In France, the prevalence of obesity has doubled since 1997. According to the latest figures from the Haute Autorité de Santé, 17% of adults and 4% of children and adolescents aged 6 to 17 are currently suffering from obesity. A significant step has been taken in its management. Two medications, liraglutide (brand name: Saxenda) and semaglutide or Wegovy, initially known to treat type 2 diabetes, have been found to reduce the weight of people with obesity. This unprecedented result has been making headlines around the world and causing a stir on social media.

But how do these new weight loss medications work? Are they as effective as claimed? Do they truly change the game to this extent? And are they really revolutionizing the treatment of obesity?

To answer all these questions, Aline Perraudin, editorial director of Santé magazine, discusses with Professor Judith Aron-Wisnewsky, a specialist in complex obesity and the cardiovascular diseases associated with it, and president of the coordination and consultation group of specialized obesity centers.

Hypercondriaque is a podcast of Santé magazine hosted by Aline Perraudin
Writing and production: Nathalie Courret, Nicolas Jean, and Aline Perraudin
Excerpts from various news sources
Music: François Clos
Graphic identity: Upian
Communication: Suzanne Méthé, Marianne Meyniel
Online publication: June 7, 2024
Recorded on May 27 and June 6, 2024
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