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Health & Fit Can a New Pill Help Fight Obesity?

18:15  09 october  2019
18:15  09 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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  Can a New Pill Help Fight Obesity? © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Could a new pill help with America's obesity epidemic?

The Doctors discuss a gel pill that expands and binds with food and fills the stomach to make you feel more full. The pill has been approved by the FDA for people with a BMI of 24 to 40. The pill is meant to be consumed 30 minutes prior to eating and can reportedly fill a quarter of someone's stomach with the gel, which will then be digested. There are reportedly no side effects and in clinical trials, people taking it were able to lose 6.5 percent of their weight.

  Can a New Pill Help Fight Obesity? © PeopleImages/Getty Images ER physician Dr. Travis Stork likes that the approach of this weight loss technique is not a permanent or semi-permanent procedure and something that users could try out once to determine if it is right for them.

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Dr. Travis notes this could be helpful when combined with a balanced diet and exercise and feels it could be a good tool to help someone jumpstart their weight loss journey.

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