By Susan E. Matthews, Everyday Health
Americans are constantly on the prowl for the next quick-fix weight loss solution, and last week they found it in a pill that inflates into a balloon in your stomach. The idea is that the balloon fills up part of your stomach, forcing you to eat less over the three months it will remain there, until it is extracted backwards through the throat.
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While this idea seems like a simple solution to the trials and tribulations most people face when it comes to dieting, it's not quite the magic bullet many people crave. For one thing, it's not available in the United States - the Food and Drug Administration has not yet approved it - and the company behind the balloon pill, Obalon, is still conducting tests to prove its efficacy. The pill is available in Europe, and just became available in the U.K. (spurring the media flurry), though it can cost up to £4,000, or $6,500. Moreover, because it'sRead More »from Could This Inflatable Balloon Pill Help You Lose Weight?