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July 30, 2012

Expanding the Bounds of Weight Loss: Interview with Allurion Technologies Co-Founder, Shantanu Gaur

MEDGADGET – Over one-third of U.S. adults are obese, increasing their risk of certain conditions including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and certain cancers. While bariatric procedures are indicated for refractory obesity with certain BMI criteria, those overweight individuals who do not quality are often at a loss for therapeutic solutions. The market for noninvasive innovations for these patients is emerging but is yet to have a consistently effective solution.

April 23, 2012

Weight Loss In A Pill: Will It Work?

RADIO BOSTON – With 50 percent of adult Bostonians overweight or obese, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino put forth a challenge in his State of the City address this year.

May 18, 0207

Balloon-pill swallowed with a glass of water and then inflated in the stomach helps seriously obese patients lose weight in just FOUR months

THE DAILY MAIL – But she [Dr Ienca] said although the results were impressive – change in behaviour afterwards was crucial, with patients being persuaded to eat less and do more exercise. “This is the real power of this treatment – combine the kick-off action of the device with the key role of the follow up. The balloon itself represents only a part of the treatment – we aimed to change the mindset of the patient. These are the pillars to be able to maintain the weight lost with the balloon as long as possible.”