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Low protein diet, real-world semaglutide data

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The majority of adults with diabetes failed to meet protein intake recommendations, an analysis showed.

Healio’s report on the findings, which also suggested a link between protein intake and functional abilities, was the top story in endocrinology last week.



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Another top story provided real-world data from a retrospective observational cohort study regarding semaglutide treatment for diabetes.

Read these and more top stories in endocrinology below:

Low protein intake tied to functional limitations independent of diabetes status

More than half of adults with diabetes did not meet recommended protein intake guidelines, which was associated with increased functional limitations during tasks such as stooping and kneeling, according to findings published in Nutrients. Read more.

Onceweekly semaglutide lowers HbA1c, body weight after 1 year in realworld data

Adults with type 2 diabetes had reductions in both body weight and HbA1c after 1 year on semaglutide similar to the reductions observed in clinical studies, according to data from a real-world study published in Diabetic Medicine. Read more.

Dance improves lipid profile, physical function in postmenopause

Postmenopausal women who completed a 16-week dance intervention saw significant improvements in lipid profile, physical fitness levels and body image compared with baseline measurements, according to data published in Menopause. Read more.

SURPASS-3: Tirzepatide superior to basal insulin for HbA1c, body weight reduction

The dual incretin agonist tirzepatide was superior to titrated insulin degludec for adults with type 2 diabetes, with greater reductions in HbA1c and body weight at week 52 and lower risk for hypoglycemia, data published in The Lancet show. Read more.

Produce engaging social media content to enhance diabetes care and education

Social media can promote engaging and informative diabetes education content while also fostering a support network for people with diabetes, according to two speakers. Read more.