Balloon that fools your body's calorie counter could help combat obesity

Balloon that fools your body's calorie counter could help combat obesity
 

A chain of balloons inserted into the gut could help people lose weight.
The device sits in the duodenum (or small intestine) and tricks the brain into thinking the body has consumed more calories than it actually has.
It can be inserted in just five minutes without the need for surgery.
Although balloons are already used in weight-loss surgery to boost feelings of fullness, the new device, called the SatiSphere, is more effective at suppressing appetite, say the manufacturers.
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13 November 2012 in Health, Views: 5
Source: Daily Mail
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