Overweight people lost 35 to 52 pounds on newly approved diabetes drug, study say

 US Food and Drug Administration approved medication to treat type 2 diabetes may help adults without diabetes lose weight as well, a new study found 

 US Food and Drug Administration approved medication to treat type 2 diabetes may help adults without diabetes lose weight as well

Tirzepatide, which is sold under the brand name Mounjaro, was studied in people without diabetes in three dosages: 5, 10 and 15 milligrams 

"Almost 40% of individuals lost a quarter of their body weight," said coauthor Dr. Ania Jastreboff 

Participants with obesity or who were overweight and took the 5-milligram dose lost an average of 35 pounds 

All in all, people without diabetes lost an average of 15% to 20.9% of their starting body weight over the course of the 72-week 

In comparison, studies on people with diabetes who used tirzepatide found they lost an average of 15%