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Botox inside your tum can help weight loss


A ‘Botox’ jab in the stomach is being tested as a weight-loss treatment.

In an ongoing trial at trondheim University Hospital in Norway, 20 obese adults are being given injections of either botulinium toxin or a placebo into muscles in their stomach walls.

the injection is administer­ed via an endoscope — a narrow tube which is passed down the throat into the stomach.

the theory is that the treatment will slow down the emptying of the stomach, making the patient feel fuller for longer.

the hope is this could be an alternativ­e to procedures such as bariatric surgery, and so reduce the risk of complicati­ons.

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