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The FDA, the drug regulatory agency of United States, Just give a green light to one pill that will allow you to lose weight without diet and without having to go hungry. This is the Plenity pill, Developed by the Gelesis biotechnology company, which was developed bythe therapies destined to chronic diseases related to obesity.
Its function is to decrease appetite through a mechanical process. Eat before the food, The tablet releases a hydrophilic gel that is ignited when you capture them Water molecules on the stomach, Occupying around a quarter of this body without adding calories. It causes a kind of balloon that makes the person feel less hungry.
it is a gel composed of cellulose and citric acid and it naturally eliminates the digestive tract. According to the company, it will lose an average of 10% of the body weight in six months. One of his studies, published in the journal Obesity in 2018, showed that using this pill doubles the possibility of losing between 5 and 10% of body weight.
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In clinical trials, the secondary effects of Plenity were similar to those of placebo: satiety, swollen sensation, flatulence and abdominal pain.
The pill has been approved for people with a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 25. Despite the expectations that can be generated, nutritionists have already advanced that it is not a miracle product, although the positive is that It is free of toxic effects by not entering the bloodstream.
Its creators recommend that it be accompanied by one Caloric restriction and moderate exercise. In fact, the studies carried out by the company associated the weight loss with a diet reduced by 300 calories and a daily physical activity.
in United StatesWith 40% of the obese population, according to the JAMA publication, this type of product is especially well received, although the Plenity pill does not pose if it will be effective in people who tend to overeat because of the # 39 ; anxiety or in cases where obesity also responds to genetic causes.
It will be available at American pharmacies as of 2020 and will be dispensed by medical prescription, although it has not yet been published its price.