Slimming frenzy: They hit injections and take pills to lose weight
Experts have sounded the alarm once again regarding the administration of drugs used to control diabetes for weight loss
Experts have sounded the alarm once again, regarding the administration of drugs used to control diabetes, for weight loss.
Speaking to Mesimeri and Kati, the Endocrinologist-Diabetologist, Christos Sapounas, said that this is a culture that has been created around weight loss, with the result that on the one hand drugs are administered that cause side effects and on the other hand diabetics cannot find them worldwide, as are sold out.
What GLP-1 drugs do is cut off appetite from the brain center and slow stomach emptying, causing nausea and weight loss.
At the same time, in her intervention, the President of the Association of Dietitians, Eleni Andreou, noted that "even prescription drugs for weight loss do not have spectacular results", indicating that "they are not the solution to the problem of obesity, which has become an epidemic".
The drug, he emphasized, is only given by prescription, while its action stops as soon as its use is stopped.
In conclusion, he noted that proper nutrition and exercise are the right solution for weight loss.