Semaglutide reduces risk of cardiovascular events



Results from a Phase 3 trial evaluating semaglutide (Wegovy) as a treatment for adults with cardiovascular disease have shown a statistically significant 20% reduction in the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events. The results, disclosed on 11 November, were simultaneously published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Called SELECT, the placebo-controlled trial enrolled 17,604 adults in 41 countries. The participants had an established cardiovascular disease and were overweight or obese but without diabetes.