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Semaglutide reduced major cardiovascular events by 26% in adults with type 2 diabetes at high cardiovascular risk

Novo Nordisk A/S
Posted on: 16 Sep 16

Munich, Germany, 16 September 2016 - Novo Nordisk today announced that semaglutide, an investigational glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue administered once-weekly, significantly reduced the risk of the primary composite endpoint of time to first occurrence of either cardiovascular (CV) death, non-fatal myocardial infarction (heart attack) or non-fatal stroke by 26% vs placebo, when added to standard of care in 3,297 adults with type 2 diabetes at high CV risk. 1 These results were based on an accumulation of first major adverse CV events (MACE) in 254 people. 1

The main results from SUSTAIN 6 were presented today at the 52 nd Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 2016 2 and also published in the New England Journal of Medicine . 1


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  1. Marso SP, Bain S, ConsoliA, et al . Semaglutide and cardiovascular outcomes, efficacy and safety in type 2 diabetes. New England Journal of Medicine. 2016; In Press.
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Last updated on: 17/09/2016

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