"Smart Pill" Shows Promise As Weight Loss Treatment

"Smart Pill" Shows Promise As Weight Loss Treatment
(Undated) -- A new "smart pill" is yielding some promising results for overweight and obese people. It uses thousands of hydrogel particles that expand in the stomach. Age management specialist Dr. Paul Thompson explains what happens after the pill expands.
The pill called Gelesis 100 underwent a three-month study, and researchers say no serious side effects were reported. The results of the study were presented recently at the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society.
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Dr. Paul Thompson says the pill will likely be attractive to many people.
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