Donald Trump: Americans puzzled by the former president's new appearance

Former President Donald Trump appears slimmed down, but his diet intrigues experts. Could he be using a new treatment?

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Donald Trump new diet puzzles americans Ozempic

The race for the White House is in full swing in the United States. The health of the two leading candidates, Joe Biden for the Democrats and Donald Trump for the Republicans, is fuelling much debate.

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Donald Trump slimmed down

Americans have noticed former President Donald Trump's massive weight loss, which has led to many questions. Is he on Wegovy, the new obesity treatment en vogue? In a letter made public, his physician, Dr. Bruce Aronwald, claims that Donald Trump is 'in excellent health', and that he has 'reduced his weight through improved diet and daily physical activity'.

In January, the politician was asked by Fox News about the method that led to his weight loss, and he replied:

The hard way. I'm so busy that I don't have the opportunity to eat much.

According to the New York Post, his wife Melania Trump is behind his weight loss, forcing him to eat more healthily.

Drastic diets in the United States

For several months now, many American celebrities have been adopting a new drastic medicated diet. Indeed, many of them are using injections of Ozempic, a treatment normally reserved for diabetics, as well as its counterpart Wegovy, a supposedly revolutionary treatment for obesity.

This drug, marketed since 2021 in the United States, is also available in the UK since 4 September 2023, according to the British Heart Foundation:

It is approved for use in the NHS alongside diet and physical activity to manage excess weight and obesity in some people.

This article has been translated from Oh!MyMag FR.

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Sources used :

Le Figaro: Donald Trump's slimming diet questions the United States

British Heart Foundation: Wegovy: what you need to know about the weight-loss injection

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