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Influencers Love Ozempic—but They Aren't Telling You About the Risks

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The influence of social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube on weight loss decisions is increasing. Users are relying on posts from friends and influencers to make choices about taking weight-loss drugs, particularly GLP-1s. These online recommendations sometimes lead individuals to bypass consulting their doctors and directly opt for medications mentioned on social media. Social media is supplanting traditional medical advice, raising concerns about the accuracy and reliability of the information shared.