Dr. Jeremy Korman Appears on KFI-AM to Discuss Weight Loss Medicine

A new diet pill called lorcaserin, or Belviq, is coming to market. Dr. Korman went on the radio to talk about it.

A new weight-loss medication called lorcaserin is coming to market, and it seems to be safe and effective.

For a news story on KFI-AM, Dr. Jeremy Korman, medical director of the weight loss unit at Marina Del Rey Hospital, went on the air to explain what lorcaserin does. Dr. Korman says the drug increases serotonin levels, which acts as an appetite suppressant. He mentiones Fen-Phen, the diet drug in the 1990s that was linked to serious health problems among patients, and said that while lorcaserin does not seem to cause similar negative effects, it is effective in many patients.

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