GLP1 Research Roundup (February 2024)

GLP1 Research Roundup (February 2024)

GLP1 Receptor Agonist drugs (Semaglutide, Ozempic, Mounjaro, Wegovy, etc) have seen extensive testing and research in the past, due to their usage by people with type 2 Diabetes.

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Finding all this research is hard, so here at GLP1.Guide we're trying to put together a list. Here's what we've found – most recent research first.


Semaglutide and beyond: a turning point in obesity pharmacotherapy

Tirzepatide, a dual incretin analog, is a boon in metabolic syndrome: an editorial

The Body weight Reducing Effects of Tirzepatide in People with and without Type 2 Diabetes: A Review on Efficacy and Adverse Effects

Tirzepatide: A Review in Type 2 Diabetes

Oral peptide therapeutics for diabetes treatment: State-of-the-art and future perspectives

GLP-1 Agonists for Obesity—A New Recipe for Success?


Glucagon-like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonists Associated Gastrointestinal Adverse Events: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of the National Institutes of Health All of Us Cohort

Efficacy and safety of tirzepatide, GLP-1 receptor agonists, and other weight loss drugs in overweight and obesity: a network meta-analysis



Efficacy and safety of once weekly semaglutide 2·4 mg for weight management in a predominantly east Asian population with overweight or obesity (STEP 7): a double-blind, multicentre, randomised controlled trial

Case Studies

Observational Studies

🐀 GLP-1 and PYY for the treatment of obesity: a pilot study on the use of agonists and antagonists in diet-induced rats

Short-term effects of semaglutide among patients with obesity with and without food addiction: an observational study

Semaglutide, a Long-Acting GLP-1 Analogue, for the Management of Early-Onset Obesity due to MC4R Defect: A Case Report

Impact of Glucagon-Like Peptide 1 Agonist Deprescription in Type 2 Diabetes in a Real-World Setting: A Propensity Score Matched Cohort Study



Infertility Improvement after Medical Weight Loss in Women and Men: A Review of the Literature

Heart Health

Impact of Glucagon-Like Peptide 1 Receptor Agonists on Biochemical Markers of the Initiation of Atherosclerotic Process


Special Issue: “Anti-inflammatory Effects of Glucagon-like Peptide-1”

Liver Disease

Glucagon-like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonists—A Potential New Medication for Pediatric Metabolic-Dysfunction-Associated Steatotic Liver Disease (MASLD)

Evolving role of semaglutide in NAFLD: in combination, weekly and oral administration

Hypothalmic Obesity

Evaluating the effectiveness and underlying mechanisms of incretin-based treatments for hypothalamic obesity: A narrative review

The study above did not find any conclusive evidence for GLP1 RAs being specifically beneficial in the case of hypothalmic obesity

Lowering HbA1c

Real-world glycated haemoglobin changes among type 2 diabetes mellitus patients treated with a maintenance dose of 7 mg or 14 mg of oral semaglutide

Kidney Disease

Emerging evidence for glucagon-like peptide-1 agonists in slowing chronic kidney disease progression

The impact of GLP-1 receptor agonist liraglutide on blood pressure profile, hydration, natriuresis in diabetic patients with severely impaired kidney function


GLP1 receptor agonism ameliorates Parkinson’s disease through modulation of neuronal insulin signalling and glial suppression

Binge Eating/Bulimia

GLP-1 receptor agonists: A novel pharmacotherapy for binge eating (Binge eating disorder and bulimia nervosa)? A systematic review




Use of GLP-1 Agonists Associated with Diagnosis of Hypogonadism in Large Retrospective Cohort

Suicidal Ideation

Exploration of the potential association between GLP-1 receptor agonists and suicidal or self-injurious behaviors: a pharmacovigilance study based on the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System database

Researchers could find no heightened association between GLP1 Receptor Agonist use and Self Injurious Behaviors. This paper failed to find an identifiable correlation between GLP1 and self harm.

Gallbladder & Biliary Disease

Weight reduction and the risk of gallbladder and biliary disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials

The study above, though unavailable without paid access did find a link between GLP1 RAs and gallbladder & billiary disease.

Thyroid Cancer

Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonists and Thyroid Cancer: A Narrative Review

The study above does not find conclusive evidence for increase in thryoid cancer risk from taking GLP1 RAs

Existing Conditions

New Methods/Approaches/Substances

Sulfobetaine modification of poly (D, L-lactide-co-glycolic acid) nanoparticles enhances mucus permeability and improves bioavailability of orally delivered liraglutide

Design of a novel long-acting dual GLP-1/GIP receptor agonist

Compounds present in Huang Lian (chinese herb) increasing GLP1 secretion


The Road towards Triple Agonists: Glucagon-Like Peptide 1, Glucose-Dependent Insulinotropic Polypeptide and Glucagon Receptor - An Update

Retatrutide, a new triple agonist described in the paper above is developed by Eli Lily


Effect of Food Consumption on the Pharmacokinetics, Safety, and Tolerability of Once-Daily Orally Administered Orforglipron (LY3502970), a Non-peptide GLP-1 Receptor Agonist


Characterisation of cotadutide's dual GLP-1/glucagon receptor agonistic effects on glycaemic control using an in vivo human glucose regulation quantitative systems pharmacology model

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