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Long-term effects of new weight loss drug are yet to be determined

The diabetes drug turned weight loss drug is faring well in post-market studies when it comes to helping patients lose weight, but it could take months or years before serious side effects surface. The drug liraglutide was approved in January 2010 as a treatment for type 2 diabetes. Drug maker Novo Nordisk marketed the drug under the brand name Victoza, and hired Paula Deen, the now-former Food Network star, to be the drug’s spokesman. Paula even touted her weight loss since starting treatment with the drug. Paula wasn’t the only Victoza user who lost weight. The weight loss was noted in ... Read More

Novo Nordisk dissolves diabetes drug Victoza partnership with Paula Deen

Drug maker Novo Nordisk announced it was distancing itself from Southern cookbook author Paula Deen after she admitted using racist remarks and downplaying its offensive nature. The former Food Network star, known for her fattening and fried dishes, was serving as a spokesperson for Novo Nordisk’s Type 2 diabetes drug Victoza after admitting last year that she had been diagnosed with the chronic disease two years prior. Deen had built an empire on her celebrity, spinning relationships with companies such as Target, Smithfield Meats, and Wal-Mart. However, since news of her comments went viral, Deen’s multimillion-dollar merchandise and media empire ... Read More

Will Novo Nordisk be the next company to drop Paula Deen for making racist comments?

Celebrity Chef Paula Deen’s confession that she has used the “N word” and told jokes that could be perceived as racist during a video deposition as part of a $1.2 million lawsuit filed against her by a former employee has landed her in a mess of trouble and it seems she just can’t bail herself out. When trying to rationalize why she told racial jokes she replied, “It’s just what they are – they’re jokes… most jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks, black folks…Gays or straights, black, redneck, you know. I just don’t know – I just don’t know what ... Read More

A year after diabetes diagnosis, Paula Deen introduces new line of ‘finishing butters’

Paula Deen, Food Network’s Southern belle of high-fat, sugary recipes, is putting her face and name on packages of flavored butters. Paula Deen’s finishing butters will be sold at Wal-Mart stores across the country, and beg the question whether Paula is more serious about promoting healthy eating since revealing her type 2 diabetes diagnosis last year, or about making money from sales of somewhat unhealthy products. The celebrity chef and cookbook author admits she kept her type 2 diabetes diagnosis hidden for three years – meanwhile continuing to prepare high-fat and sugary recipes on her TV show – until drug ... Read More

Paula Deen fesses up about her diabetes diagnosis, partnership to promote diabetes drug

Food Network star Paula Deen says she was heartbroken when, in 2009, she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. “I loved my life and wondered, is my whole life gong to have to change? I had umpteen cookbooks and a cooking show,” the Southern cookbook author told a full theater of fans at Florida Hospital’s Cooking to a “Healthy 100” program. Deen was asked to kick off the program and highlight menu items at 16 local eateries that vowed to serve up healthful foods. Deen was so traumatized about her diagnosis because she had built an empire – and made ... Read More

Paula Deen reveals weight loss strategies in new cookbook

Celebrity chef Paula Deen says she and her family have lost a total of 178 pounds since she went on national TV last year and announced she was diagnosed two years prior with type 2 diabetes. The news garnered much criticism since Deen is known for her Southern deep fried, butter coated, and heavily creamed recipes – the kinds of unhealthy foods that cause weight gain and put people at risk for type 2 diabetes. Even more controversial is that Deen didn’t come forward with her diagnosis until she was offered a handsome paycheck by drug company Novo Nordisk to ... Read More

Deen drops two pant sizes after announcing diabetes diagnosis

Television celebrity chef Paula Deen told People magazine that she has dropped two pant sizes since she admitted to viewers last month that she had type 2 diabetes. Deen was diagnosed with the chronic disease three years ago but opted to keep mum and continue featuring high-fat, sugar-loaded recipes on her Food Network television program. She didn’t choose to go public with her diagnosis until she signed on to be a paid spokesperson for the new diabetes treatment Victoza. Deen has received criticism for not coming clean about her diagnosis sooner while continuing to cook up frightfully fattening fare. Type ... Read More

Paula Deen won’t change her ways too much due to diabetes diagnosis

TV celebrity chef Paula Deen says she’s willing to offer up lighter versions of her fatty Southern recipes, but she refuses to change her style of cooking just because she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The Food Network star went public about her diabetes last month – three years after diagnosis – when she landed an endorsement deal for Victoza, a new diabetes treatment. Deen told the Associated Press, “I am who I am. But what I will be doing is offering up lighter versions of my recipes. … I will have a broader platform now, trying to do ... Read More