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Device helps weight loss: study

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A gastric balloon that is swallowed like a pill can help with weight loss, say Japanese researchers.

The pill is connected to a thin tube that doctors use to inflate the balloon when it reaches the stomach. The tube is then removed. The balloon reduces the amount it is possible to eat.

In an independent study of 10 overweight adults who received the gastric balloon, known as Obalon, the participants lost almost 13% of their body weight after six months, according to results presented at the Digestive Disease Week conference in Chicago.

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REDUCES EATING: The gastric balloon, known as Obalon.

The Obalon device naturally deflates after six months and is excreted. - Daily Mail

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