The majority of people with severe obesity have a lonely and prolonged struggle with their weight. In one study spanning more than 10 years, 83 percent report that they constantly strive to lose weight or prevent weight gain.
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A treatment which delivers the weight loss benefits of gastric band or bypass surgery in a pill taken before each meal could help tackle an epidemic of type two diabetes and obesity, scientists have said. Harvard Medical School researchers have developed a gut-coating medication which can prevent sugars and other nutrients in food being absorbed in the intestines. This could allow the benefits of bariatric weight-loss surgery to be delivered temporarily with lower risk and lower cost, the researchers said.