Weight Loss:Scientist Develops A Gastric Balloon That Will Help Reduce Obesity(Photo)

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.

Details of what is being hailed as the magic bullet for slimmers will be presented today at the world’s biggest obesity conference in Porto, Portugal.

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).


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