Breakthrough pill that expands in the patient's stomach DOUBLED the chance of losing weight when taken 20 minutes before a meal
- The Gelysis slimming capsule worked in 59 percent of people.
- The pill is taken 20 minutes before meals and increases in size to make dieters fuller
- It can fill up to a quarter of the stomach when taken with half a liter of water.
A groundbreaking slimming pill that expands in the stomach could double the likelihood of losing weight.
The capsule is taken 20 minutes before meals and increases in size The dieter feels too full to eat any more.
He replenishes one quarter of the stomach with water and could be available in pharmacies next year.
The capsule is taken 20 minutes before meals and increases to make Dieter feel full to eat more
Scientists asked 223 people to take three of the pills before lunch and dinner while on a moderate diet – eat 300 calories less per day. Compared with more than 200 people taking useless sugar pills, the likelihood of the slimming pills losing 5% or more of their body weight was twice as high.
The capsule worked in 59% of people who lost 22 pounds of weight and dropped an average of two dress sizes off their waist circumference.
The slimming pill made from plant materials works much like a gastric balloon, which helps morbidly obese people lose weight by filling their stomach.
But it is effective in people who are simply overweight or on the lower scale of obesity.
The study presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow showed few side effects of weight loss pills, apart from mild gastrointestinal problems such as bloating and abdominal pain
Jason Halford from the University of Liverpool, who was not involved in the study was, said: "This is a breakthrough for people who eat too much to a meal or find back for a second. Through this capsule, they feel full faster, so they eat less. We did not have a study before that showed that this could work, although it is not effective to stop people snacking between meals.
The slimming pill manufactured by Gelesis is made from cellulose and citric acid. It works in a similar way to foods like porridge and vegetables, which also absorb water for a longer feel of fullness.
The study, presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow, found few side effects of weight loss pills in addition to mild gastrointestinal problems such as bloating and abdominal pain [file]
Researchers led by Charles University in Prague interviewed obese to overweight obese Adipose capsule before lunch and dinner and then drink almost half a liter of water daily for 24 weeks ,
The results show Peo The pill that took the pill lost an average of 6.4 percent of her body weight, compared to 4.4 percent weight loss in patients taking sugar pills. Among the three out of five people for whom the pill was effective, the group lost an average of 22 pounds or 3.5 inches from their waist. This is equivalent to two dress sizes for women.
Dr. Nathalie Farpour-Lambert of the European Association for the Study of Obesity said: "This could help millions of people. It is well tolerated and increases satiety, so people eat less. You do not need a surgeon, you just buy it in a box and swallow a pill.
The 59 percent of people who lost 5 percent or more of their body weight to the slimming pill, compared with 42 percent of the dummy pills. Overall, 27 percent lost 10 percent or more of their body weight, compared to 15 percent sugar pills. If the numbers were adjusted to take into account the starting weight and age of the people, they lost twice as much more than five or ten percent of their weight.
Gelesis said the decreasing pills, called plenity, are already available by prescription in the US. Dr. Harry Leider from Gelesis said: "There is really an unmet need for new treatments that are effective for the majority and are really well tolerated. We are really optimistic that millions of people will benefit from Plenity.