Opinion

Should You Use Ozempic?

This is not the typical column on Culturcidal for three reasons.

The first is that it centers on a health-related issue. More specifically, on a new, wildly popular drug – one that I’m not even taking. Second, this column borrows heavily from an outstanding new book by Johann Hari called, “Magic Pill: The Extraordinary Benefits and Disturbing Risks of the New Weight-Loss Drugs.” Third, there is no ultimate conclusion. This is a drug with an enormous upside along with some scary downsides and a truly staggering number of unknowns.

So, why write this at all? Because this drug and similar ones have the potential to be, no exaggeration, one of the most significant inventions of the last fifty years.

That’s because, contrary to what the fat positivity wackos will tell you, obesity creates huge health risks and we live in a world where it’s already out of control in a lot of nations

Three things make this even worse than it appears at first glance. First, the onset of this has been very rapid. …


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