Weight loss injection to be sold by UK chemists 英國商業街藥店將出售減肥注射劑

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英國的商業街藥店計畫向顧客出售一種備受爭議的減肥注射劑,名為 “ Wegovy ”,包括推特所有者埃隆·馬斯克在內的一些名人都使用過這種減肥注射劑。

You have to be obese or overweight and have certain linked medical conditions to qualify for Wegovy. And it must be prescribed and overseen by a doctor.

你必須肥胖或超重,並有與肥胖有關的健康問題才有資格使用 Wegovy,而且購買者必須有醫生開具的處方並在其監督下才能使用這種減肥注射劑。

The once-a-week, do-it-yourself injection mimics the action of a hormone that makes people feel fuller and less hungry. Boots, Lloyds Pharmacy and Superdrug [UK chemist shops] say they plan to offer an online service once the medication becomes available in the UK this spring.

這種每週自己注射一支的針劑模擬一種激素的作用,這種激素使人更有飽足感、食慾下降,英國藥店博姿(Boots)、勞埃德藥店(LloydsPharmacy) 和 “Superdrug” 表示,一旦這種減肥注射劑今年春季在英國上市,他們將通過線上服務向顧客出售針劑。

It’s unclear how much the service will cost, but according to draft guidelines for the NHS, the list price for a month’s supply is £73. Experts warn the drug is not a quick fix or a replacement for eating well and exercising.

目前尚不清楚這類服務的費用,但根據英國國民醫療服務體系(NHS)的指導方針草案,該針劑一個月的用量標價為73英鎊,專家警告說,該藥物不是減肥的捷徑,也不是健康飲食和鍛鍊的替代品。

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obese 肥胖的
qualify (使)有資格
prescribed 處方的
mimics 模擬
draft guidelines 指導方針草案
quick fix 快捷的解決辦法

閱讀理解:請在讀完上文後,回答下列問題。

1. Who will have to prescribe this weight loss injection before someone can use it?

2. How does this injection help overweight people eat less?

3. When is this injection likely to be available in the UK?

4. True or false? Experts say exercising and eating well is still important for losing weight.

答案

1. Who will have to prescribe this weight loss injection before someone can use it?
The injection – or jab – must be prescribed and overseen by a doctor.

2. How does this injection help overweight people eat less?
The injection helps people feel fuller and less hungry, so they eat less.

3. When is this injection likely to be available in the UK?
The medication should become available in the UK this spring.

4. True or false? Experts say exercising and eating well is still important for losing weight.
True. Experts warn the drug is not a quick fix or a replacement for eating well and exercising.