New Drugs Could Help Treat Obesity. Could They End the Stigma, Too?

The hope is that new treatments will encourage people to think of obesity as a chronic disease, like high blood pressure or diabetes.,

Marleen Greenleaf, of Fort Washington, Md., a participant in a 68-week study of the drug semaglutide.
Marleen Greenleaf, of Fort Washington, Md., a participant in a 68-week study of the drug semaglutide.Credit…Ting Shen for The New York Times

New Drugs Could Help Treat Obesity. Could They End the Stigma, Too?

The hope is that new treatments will encourage people to think of obesity as a chronic disease, like high blood pressure or diabetes.

Marleen Greenleaf, of Fort Washington, Md., a participant in a 68-week study of the drug semaglutide.Credit…Ting Shen for The New York Times

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