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CU Anschutz Seeks Volunteers To Test New Gastric Balloon For Weight Loss

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Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are looking for 30 to 40 volunteers to take part in a new clinical trial. They’re testing the world’s first biodegradable balloon you can swallow to lose weight. It’s a less invasive alternative to gastric bypass surgery. Associate professor of gastroenterology at the CU School of Medicine Dr. Shelby Sullivan is leading the trial in Colorado.

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A 10-Minute Option For Long-Term Weight Loss

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A 10-Minute Option For Long-Term Weight Loss

Restrictive diets and extensive exercise routines are simply not fun and don’t always work, which oftentimes, makes weight loss one big, endless struggle. Thankfully, there’s another option available for those who feel that diet and exercise alone isn’t giving them the results they desire. The Obalon Balloon System, an FDA-approved treatment to help people achieve long-term weight loss. The nonsurgical treatment begins with a patient swallowing a capsule that contains a small balloon.

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New Swallowable Balloon Promises Weight Loss

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Dr. George Merriman announced that he is now offering the Obalon Balloon System, a swallowable, FDA approved, nonsurgical treatment for weight loss. The lightweight balloons occupy space in the stomach so patients eat less. Adult men and women may be a candidate for the Obalon Balloon System if they are 30 to 100 pounds overweight. 3 lightweight, buoyant balloons are placed gradually over 2 months to maximize patient tolerability and facilitate continual weight loss.

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North Texas Man Loses Weight By Swallowing Balloon-Like Devices

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A Dallas-area man who used an FDA-approved, non-surgical weight loss tool to transform is body says it helped him lose 40 pounds. The Obalon Balloon System is a swallowable balloon system that inflates inside the person’s stomach, keeping them full from overeating. Patients swallow a pill that contains the balloon, and once inside the stomach, the balloon is filled with nitrogen gas mixture.

Read More Source: NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

San Diego Cosmetic Surgery Practice Helps Patients Lose Weight With First Swallowable Gastric Balloon

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As the year turns and resolutions begin to take shape, weight loss is at the forefront of many minds, whether it be to better fit into clothes, offset the risk of health problems, or simply feel better. Unfortunately, losing weight through diet and exercise alone can be challenging for many. While an excellent option for some, alternate weight loss solutions like bariatric surgery are not typically appropriate for patients who don’t need to lose a significant amount of weight. For these patients, La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre is proud to offer the Obalon Balloon System.

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Losing weight and living life to the fullest!

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The #1 New Year’s resolution is to get healthy and for many people that means losing weight. Now there is a great weight loss tool that is helping patients lose 3 times the weight of traditional weight loss programs. It’s called ORBERA and it’s the #1 weight loss balloon in the world. ORBERA’s balloon technology that takes up space in your stomach, help you feel full and stick to your diet.

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Trouble losing weight? This might be why

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Some people find it harder to lose weight than others, but why is this? A new study has identified a molecule in fat cells that could be to blame.

Researchers found that the fat cells of people who are obese show higher expression of a molecule called lysyl oxidase (LOX).

LOX is associated with fibrosis, or “scarring,” of fat tissue, which, as previous research has shown, can hamper weight loss efforts.

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San Diego Cosmetic Surgery Practice Helps Patients Lose Weight With First Swallowable Gastric Balloon

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As the year turns and resolutions begin to take shape, weight loss is at the forefront of many minds—whether it be to better fit into clothes, offset the risk of health problems, or simply feel better. Unfortunately, losing weight through diet and exercise alone can be challenging for many. While an excellent option for some, alternate weight loss solutions like bariatric surgery are not typically appropriate for patients who don’t need to lose a significant amount of weight. For these patients, La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre (LJCSC) is proud to offer the Obalon Balloon System.

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5 Types Of Weight-Loss Surgery You Need To Know About

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When bariatric surgery was first conceived, its primary purpose was just to help people lose weight. Today, we know it does that—but also so much more. According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, more than 200,000 people underwent weight-loss surgery in 2016, and for many, the benefits were likely far-reaching.

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ReShape Lifesciences Announces Coverage of Dual Balloon

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“Obesity is an epidemic with a global economic impact of over $2 trillion, and obese adults spend over 40% more on healthcare than those at a healthy weight,” said Dan Gladney, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of ReShape Lifesciences. “More and more employers are understanding that the welfare and productivity of their companies and their ability to control corporate costs are tied to the health of their workers. We are so excited for ReShape Lifesciences to be recognized as part of the solution for this large corporate entity and we will continue to leverage favorable coverage determinations such as this one to both direct our marketing activities and to obtain additional corporate coverage decisions for our products.”

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