The good news is that one study found that tirzepatide can be used for people without type 2 diabetes to reduce their weight significantly. Some of the participants lost more than 20kg after the trial.
Tirzepatide Can Be Used for People With Obesity, A Study Finds
The trial involved more than 2,500 participants who weighed an average of 231 pounds or about 105 kilograms.
For 72 weeks, some of the participants received placebo weekly. The other groups received Tirzepatide in either 5mg, 10mg, and 15mg doses.
At the end of the trial, participants who received the highest dose lost 20.9% of their body weight. That amounts to about 52 pounds or 23 kg. Those who received 10mg of Tirzepatide lost an average of 19.5% of their body weight, equivalent to 22kg. Those who received 5mg lost an average of 15% of their body weight, equivalent to about 35 pounds or 15 kg.
Experts say these results were impressive and promising. They also added that the on-going trial is already at phase 3, which is the final stage of clinical trials required by the US regulatory approval.
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