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Anti-Obesity Drugs May Help ‘Kick Start’ Weight Loss

If you’ve ever announced to the world — maybe on social media — that you wanted to shed a few pounds, you may have heard this advice from your friends: eat healthier and exercise more.

It seems like a simple way to lose weight.

The same way tackling Mount Everest is just a matter of hiking farther and climbing higher. For many people who are obese or overweight, though, getting that first toehold toward a healthier weight — as well as a lower risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and some types of cancer — seems like an insurmountable task.