Diabetes drug appears effective for weight loss, study shows

June 16, 2014 12:02 PM

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Diabetes drug appears effective for weight loss, study shows

Novo Nordisk's big-selling diabetes drug Victoza appears to be an effective weight loss therapy, data from a late-stage clinical trial presented on Saturday demonstrated.

In the 56-week study of 846 overweight or obese adults with type 2 diabetes, a daily injection of 3 milligrams of Victoza led to significantly greater weight loss than did a placebo.

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