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Transoral gastric volume reduction (TGVR) prevents the stomach from relaxing to accept food

Written By Betty van der Mark on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 | 1:00 AM

This reduces feelings of hunger and allows patients to feel full with less food. Their ongoing clinical trial includes 18 patients with body mass index scores (BMIs) ranging from 30 to 45. A BMI of 30 or more is considered obese, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nine months after undergoing TGVR, six patients had achieved a mean weight loss of 36.5 lbs. (an average of 34.4 percent of excess weight lost) and a reduction of waist circumference from 48 to 42.2 inches.
Six months after the procedure, the other 12 patients have achieved a mean loss of 27.9 lbs. (an average of 30.4 percent excess weight loss) and a reduction in waist circumference from 46.3 to 41.6 inches. Read more on: HealthScout

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