Weight loss as new diabetes target could boost sales of Novo Nordisk's obesity drug

Lasting weight loss should be the primary treatment target for people with type 2 diabetes, according to several researchers. Novo Nordisk, which has recently launched Wegovy, a drug that can lead to weight loss of up to 17 percent on average, agrees with the assessment.

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Wallets at Novo Nordisk might get fatter if enduring weight loss becomes the primary treatment goal for people with type 2 diabetes, as several researchers have proposed in the Lancet, Danish business daily Børsen reports on Wednesday.

A person with type 2 diabetes who loses 15 percent of their bodyweight could see disease-altering effects, and the drugs Saxenda and the more recently launched Wegovy from Novo Nordisk are excelling in their ability to reduce bodyweight in obese patients by over 15 percent over a longer period.

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