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Liraglutide Can Help Adolescents With Obesity Manage Their Weight

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WASHINGTON--Liraglutide 3.0 mg, approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity to help adults with obesity manage their weight, appears to help adolescents too, according to an industry-sponsored randomized controlled trial. The study was accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting, and will be published in a supplemental issue of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

The research also will be published in The New England Journal of Medicine Tuesday.

"The results of this clinical trial suggest that liraglutide ...