Study: Dual-action drug is effective in obese diabetes patients

10/31/2013 | Reuters

A new dual-action molecule developed by Roche Holding appeared to show greater potency than single-hormone drugs in regulating metabolism in obese patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study in Science Translational Medicine. The drug mimics the effects of glucagon-like peptide-1 and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide and may also be administered to patients at a lower dosage, reducing the risk of side effects such as nausea and vomiting.

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