Scientists have developed a swallow-able balloon that could help millions of Obese people lose weight.
The hi-tech gastric balloon – which you swallow as a simple pill before it is inflated – fills up your stomach to make you feel full and then deflates itself after four months.
Incredible trial results found the 15-minute balloon operation was “safe and effective” and triggered “substantial weight loss” in obese patients.
On average, those who use the treatment shed a third of their excess body weight. Patients aged between 27 and 67 each lost an average of 15.2kg (2st 4lbs).