Diabetes drug for adults may help obese youths lose weight

02/4/2013 | Reuters

Severely obese youths who received exenatide injections twice a day for three months lost about seven pounds more than the placebo group, according to a study in JAMA Pediatrics. Initially approved by the FDA for adults with type 2 diabetes, exenatide showed potential "in terms of weight reduction and cardiovascular risk control," lead author Aaron Kelly said.

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