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[WATCH] How does Ozempic work?

  • Ozempic is a once-a-week injectable drug used to treat diabetes. It contains a synthetic version of a hormone that regulates our blood sugar, but also causes the stomach to empty much slower which causes a reduction in appetite.
  • This leads people who take the medication to eat less and lose large amounts of weight in a short time. And research shows that once people stop taking Ozempic, they regain the weight they lost within a year.
  • But how does Ozempic work and why does it cause weight loss? Watch this video to find out.

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Dylan Bush was a health journalist at Bhekisisa from February 2016 to September 2023.

Zano Kunene is a health journalist at Bhekisisa.