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 The family of the late Nollywood actress Ada Ameh has revealed the arrangements that will be made for her funeral.

On the evening of August 19, there will be a candlelight procession at Teslim Balogun Stadium in addition to a novelty match that will be held in her honor at Nathaniel Idowu Pitch in Oregie, Lagos. This will take place on the same day.

In the meantime, on Thursday, August 25, there will be another candlelight service held at Saint Mary's Primary School in Ogobia, which is located in the state of Benue.

After this, there will be a funeral service and the body will be buried at her father's compound in the Otukpo Local Government Area of Benue State.

Her loved ones, fans, and coworkers are all in tears after seeing her obituary poster; many of them have even posted crying emojis below the announcement.

Ada Ameh passed away on July 17th, a Sunday.


A new report has shown how diabetes drugs can now help obese people to lose as much as 5.44kg over just three months.
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Scientists have claimed that a type 2 diabetes drug may stop thousands of obese people from needing gastric bypasses.
According to The Guardian, United States (US) researchers at the Mayo Clinic found liraglutide, which controls appetite, helped patients lose 12 pounds (lbs)/5.44 kilogrammes over three months on average.
The prescription-only drug, which is self-injected, helps to slow down the stomach from emptying – making patients feel fuller for longer.
American experts believe the drug could steer fat adults onto the right path and avoid the need of expensive weight loss operations.
The number of British National Health Service (NHS) obesity operations has increased six-fold in ten years, figures show. Similar trends have been reported in the US.
A gastric bypass costs taxpayers up to £15,000 and there were 6,438 performed last year, costing a cash-strapped health service around £96 million.
Surgeons claim they are the most effective treatments for obesity and prevent diabetes and heart disease, saving the NHS millions of pounds.
Mayo Clinic researchers published their paper, based on 40 adults, in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology.
The participants had Body Mass Index (BMIs) within the healthy range, and were split into a placebo group or given liraglutide every day for five weeks.
BMI is a measure of weight in kilogrammes divided by height in metres squared (kg/m2).
Those given sugar pills lost an average of 6.6lbs (3kg) when they were measured at the follow-up. The average weight loss was 12lbs in the liraglutide group.
Dr. Michael Camilleri, study author, said: “Liraglutide appears to be very effective in inducing weight loss over three months of treatment. We also found that liraglutide dramatically slowed stomach emptying.”
This process is when the stomach empties its contents into the small intestine for further digestion. Making this slower allows someone to feel fuller for longer.
Camilleri said that weight loss could be predicted by measuring how well the stomach empties after two months on the drug.
He added: “Our findings are one example of the opportunity to individualize treatment based on the unique response of the patient.

“Medications are often prescribed in patients with obesity for at least six months.

“Making this determination after the first month has the potential to determine whether to continue the treatment or to stop relatively expensive treatment and move on to alternative approved therapy in accordance with guidelines.

“These alternatives could include prescription of other medications, endoscopic devices or bariatric surgery.”
NICE does not specifically recommend liraglutide as a weight loss treatment, but it says the drug has potential to help adults shed the pounds.
American drug regulators, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), approved liraglutide, sold as Saxenda, three years ago in aiding weight loss.


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