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Study ties GOP infusion to weight loss, steadier blood glucose

Findings in Diabetes Care, involving 15 patients with obesity and prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, showed that those who received hormone infusions containing glucagon-like peptide 1, oxyntomodulin and peptide YY for 12 hours daily for 4 weeks had a mean weight loss of 4.4 kg, compared with 2.5 kg mean weight loss among the control group who had saline infusion. Researchers also found that those who received the GOP infusions had "near normal" blood glucose levels with less variability, which was not seen in those who underwent bariatric surgery.

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