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Future research should examine how particular combinations of antiretrovirals contribute to weight gain, according to one expert.
Newer drug classes are tied to a higher risk of weight gain, which is more likely to occur among Black women in particular.
Researchers at George Washington University take a look.
The newer tenofovir formulation can raise cholesterol and triglyceride levels, but these changes are reversible.
However, Tivicay plus Descovy was associated with greater weight gain, especially among women.
More high-quality evidence is needed to determine how this class of HIV medications may affect weight gain.
Gilead Sciences has released multiple combo tablets that contain the updated tenofovir, which is linked to improved bone and kidney makers.
Truvada appeared to temporarily prevent some weight gain and reduce cholesterol slightly in a recent study.
More research is needed to determine the metabolic implications of this apparent association and how it may drive diabetes.
When someone asks if I’ve gained weight, it brings old issues of body image disorder back into my life.
The idea of eating less and working out more can be flawed.
Only those who began with a normal BMI had the increased risk of heart disease, however.
There could be a few reasons.
New data suggest that an expanding waistline associated with lipodystrophy is associated with decreased mental functioning.
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