Scientists from Singapore have come up with a medical breakthrough which is set to give relief to obese people.
Those struggling with obesity will just have to swallow a pill called ‘Endopill’ which enlarges when it gets to the stomach giving one a feeling of fullness hence reducing the rate of food consumption.
“Orally administered self-inflating weight loss capsule could represent a non-invasive alternative to tackle the global obesity epidemic,” the scientists who are from the Nanyang Technological University and the National University Health System wrote in a press release.
The pill will be a better option as compared to ‘intragastric balloons’, which are another mode of managing obesity. This option is invasive as the balloons are placed in a patient’s stomach using an endoscope and requires the patients to be sedated. Once the balloons are in a patient’s stomach, they are inflated using a tube. The balloons are then deflated and removed after six months.