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Weight loss drug may prevent and treat diabetes

October 08, 2018 / Ana Sandoiu

The results of a recent clinical trial, published in the journal The Lancet, show that a weight loss drug may prevent and treat diabetes. Weight loss pill More than 30 million people, or 9 percent of the population of the United States, are living with diabetes, explain the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Overall, more than 100 million U.S. adults, or a third of the adult population, now have either diabetes or prediabetes, report the CDC. The current treatment options include oral drugs such as metformin, various forms of insulin, and interventions such as weight loss surgery.