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‘Incredibly concerning’: Austin psychologist cautions parents about possible weight loss shots for kids

October 31, 2023
In this article, Dr. Allison Chase shares concerns and insight with KXAN (Austin) regarding the use of GLP-1 medications like Ozempic and Mounjaro as weight loss drugs for children.

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Weight loss drugs prescribed for adults with diabetes, and made popular by many celebrities, may be available for kids soon.

According to a NewsNation report, pharmaceutical companies, behind the weight loss shots like Ozempic and Mounjaro, are testing a version to treat kids as young as six years old with obesity.

“Incredibly concerning,” Austin-based psychologist Dr. Allison Chase said.


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