May 2023

GLP-1s and addiction, employers push back on GLP-1 cost implications, racial bias, obesity and prostate cancer, and more.

GLP-1s and addiction, employers push back on GLP-1 cost implications, racial bias, obesity and prostate cancer, and more.

AT A GLANCE The 30th European Congress on Obesity [or ECO] was held in Dublin, Ireland this past week, with keynote sessions and scientific presentations. Omada Health, Found Health and Virta Health, synchronously announced their direct-to-employer offerings on care for people with obesity, in a clear call from employers on the cost and long-term durability of GLP-1 medications. Medicare coverage of obesity treatments, and the potential

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The call for multimodal obesity care gets louder, obesity in Black America, data on Covid-19 and obesity perspectives across metabolic and obesity care – 514

The call for multimodal obesity care gets louder, obesity in Black America, data on Covid-19 and obesity: perspectives across metabolic and obesity care – 5/14

AT A GLANCE… World Health Organization’s says Wegovy and other weight-loss drugs are ‘…not a silver bullet.’ A seeming shift in the narrative this week toward multimodal, whole-person, and multi-year strategies of care; challenging current direct to consumer, medication-first approaches. Benjamin Chavis Jr., an African-American civil rights leader, writes in The Miami Times on ‘Obesity is not a hopeless fight for

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Kids juice company begins, nutrition company ends, cancer and obesity, GLP-1 hype [of course] and more perspectives across metabolic and obesity care – 57

Kids juice company begins, nutrition company ends, cancer and obesity, GLP-1 hype [of course] and more: perspectives across metabolic and obesity care – 5/7

AT A GLANCE… Plezi Nutrition, a kids juice drink company, was launched by former First Lady Michelle Obama this week; Ms. Obama is the prior architect of the Let’s Move program. Jenny Craig, a forty year old, nutrition-forward weight loss company with over 1,000 stores, formally announced ‘…It’s with a heavy heart, we’re announcing the close of our business.’

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