Magic Pill – The Extraordinary Benefits and Disturbing Risks of the New Weight Loss Drugs | How To Academy

Tue, 30 April 2024

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Magic Pill – The Extraordinary Benefits and Disturbing Risks of the New Weight Loss Drugs

Johann Hari

The bestselling author of Lost Connections and Stolen Focus takes a revelatory look at the new drugs transforming weight loss as we know it.

In 2023, Johann Hari started to inject himself once a week with Ozempic. He wasn’t alone – some predictions suggest that in a few years, one in four of the British population will be taking these drugs.

To their defenders, this is a moment of liberation from a condition that massively increases your chances of diabetes, cancer and an early death. Still, Hari was wildly conflicted. Are these drugs a magic solution – or a magical illusion?

Finding the answer to this high-stakes question led him on a journey from Iceland to Minneapolis to Tokyo. He found that along with the drugs’ massive benefits come twelve significant potential risks. He also learned that these drugs radically challenge what we think we know about shame, willpower, healing – and health. Now he joins us live on stage in London to share what he has discovered.

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Praise for the works of Johann Hari:

‘This amazing book will change your life.’ – Elton John

‘The more people read this book, the better off the world will be.’ – Naomi Klein

‘Wonderful.’ – Hillary Clinton

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Johann Hari

Bestselling Author

Johann Hari is the author of three previous internationally bestselling books, translated into 40 languages. His TED talks have been viewed over 80 million times, and his work has been praised by a broad range of people, from Oprah to Noam Chomsky to Joe Rogan Elton John, Hillary Clinton and Steven Bartlett. He was also the executive producer of an Oscar-nominated film, and an eight-part TV series with Samuel L. Jackson.