Stomach Balloon Offers 'Little Benefit' To Severely Obese

Mon, 19 Feb 2007 02:00 PM EST

... A small balloon temporarily placed inside the stomach to shrink its size is no better than a conventional diet program when it comes to helping severely obese people lose weight, according to a new review of studies.In several studies, the intragastric balloon also significantly raised the risk of stomach ulcers and inflammation, said lead researcher Dr. Marcos Fernandes. [click link for full article] ...