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Balloon Pill Touted As Newest Weight-Loss Remedy

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There could be a new weight loss miracle pill on the market, if an article on WebMD is correct.

According to the article, researchers are looking for a way that consumers might be able to swallow a single pill to have a similar effect as a gastric bypass. 

The report says that overseas trials are underway. 

"Once swallowed, this capsule descends into the stomach, where its shell dissolves. The released balloon is then pumped up with buffered distilled water via the catheter, which is removed through the mouth," WebMD reports.

The pill has only been tested in a small setting, the article says, but all doctors quoted say the pill is a promising aid to significant weight loss.

For the full article on WebMD, click here

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