Ozempic and obesity, Invasive species

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A weight management doctor joins us to look at issues with obesity and the impact of weight-loss drugs like Ozempic. Then, an ecologist helps us better understand the economic and environmental impact of invasive species.

Featured in this Show

  • What new stronger anti-diabetes drugs can tell us about obesity — and controlling it

    Anti-diabetes treatment drugs like Ozempic have already been in use to help combat obesity. But new stronger versions are proving that excessive weight gain has more to do with biology than with how hard you work to exercise and eat better. We talk about why with a diabetes and weight lost management expert from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

  • The huge cost of invasive species

    We take a look at a new U.N.-backed report finding that invasive species are costing the world more than $423 billion per year and playing a role in 60 percent of extinctions.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Dr. Lisa Morselli Guest
  • Brad Herrick Guest
  • Carol Lee Guest

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