6 lessons from Oprah’s TV special on weight-loss drugs

Oprah Winfrey has taken to the airwaves again to talk about her weight loss experiences, this time focusing on how drugs like Wegovy and Zepbound can change the lives of obese people.

During the hour-long ABC broadcast, An Oprah Special: Shame, Guilt, and the Weight Loss Revolutionthe media mogul highlighted how stigma shaped her struggles with weight and how medications not only changed her body size, but also her understanding of what causes obesity and what to do about it. She didn’t say what medications she takes, but the special did highlight newer injectable weight loss medications like Wegovy and Zepbound.

“In my entire life, I never dreamed that we would be talking about medicine that offers hope to people like me who have struggled with being overweight or obese for years,” Winfrey said during the special, which is now available on Hulu.

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