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Popular Anti-HIV Drugs Result in ‘10 Years of Weight Gain in 2 Years’ for Some Women

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A South African clinical trial that compared various combinations of anti-HIV drugs has linked two popular antiretrovirals (ARVs) to massive weight gain in women, at an average of 5 kilograms per year. The unexpected weight gain, which was far less pronounced in male participants, has researchers combing through the trial data to better understand why the drugs caused people to put on weight.

August 7, 2019
Science Magazine