Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Does liraglutide reduce weight and improve health in obese patients?

Bottom-line:
Once daily Liraglutide 3.0 mg injections reduce weight 3.4 percent-4.6 percent over one year and one in 3-4 patients treated will get a 5 percent weight loss over placebo. Adverse events (like nausea and vomiting) will cause one in 17 to stop liraglutide. The effect was not sustained beyond drug cessation and long-term health effects in obese non-diabetics are unknown.

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Publication Date: 2016-8-15
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 16:13:31