N Engl J Med 2021 05;384(18):1719-1730
From the Department of Biomedical Sciences (J.R.L., C.J., S.B.K.J., C.R.J., L.M.O., R.M.C., M.B.B., B.M.S., J.J.H., S.S.T.), the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (J.R.L., C.J., S.B.K.J., C.R.J., L.M.O., R.M.C., J.J.H., S.S.T.), the Department of Clinical Medicine (T.B., J.-E.B.J.), University of Copenhagen, and the Departments of Endocrinology (M.S.S., K.N.B.-M., J.-E.B.J., S.M.) and Clinical Research (T.B.), Copenhagen University Hospital-Amager and Hvidovre, Copenhagen, and the Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, Gentofte (M.B.B.) - all in Denmark.
Background: Weight regain after weight loss is a major problem in the treatment of persons with obesity.
Methods: In a randomized, head-to-head, placebo-controlled trial, we enrolled adults with obesity (body-mass index [the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters], 32 to 43) who did not have diabetes. After an 8-week low-calorie diet, participants were randomly assigned for 1 year to one of four strategies: a moderate-to-vigorous-intensity exercise program plus placebo (exercise group); treatment with liraglutide (3. Read More