Can Weight-Loss Drugs Ease Arthritis Pain?

Excess weight can make arthritis pain worse, but losing weight can help.


You’ve probably heard about the drugs that are radically changing the way many people lose weight. Called GLP-1 agonists, this class of drugs, which were developed to treat Type 2 diabetes, can induce significant weight loss. Among the many health benefits of weight loss for people with obesity is a lowered risk for developing osteoarthritis.

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