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Liraglutide for management of adolescent obesity

Available interventions for adolescents with obesity are based on behavioural therapy and lifestyle modification. A new randomized, controlled trial provides evidence of efficacy of a pharmacological therapy, liraglutide, for weight control in adolescent obesity. The indications for more widespread use of this medication in clinical practice are under discussion.

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Kelishadi, R. Liraglutide for management of adolescent obesity. Nat Rev Endocrinol 16, 405–406 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41574-020-0371-7

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