There’s no end to the weird ways people promote for weight loss. You can eat real low-carb food to lose weight and manage type 2 diabetes. OR you can just take a pill which mimics bariatric surgery and keep eating disease-promoting high-carb junk food.
It may work to some degree, for some time, at least if you’re a rat.
It sounds like a joke, but unfortunately it is not. Let me introduce you to yet another weird weight-loss method:
An oral agent was administered in rats to deliver a substance that could temporarily coat the intestine to prevent nutrient contact with the lining in the proximal bowel and avoid post-meal spikes in blood sugar. “We envision a pill that a patient can take before a meal that transiently coats the gut to replicate the effects of surgery,” said co-senior author Jeff Karp, PhD, a bioengineer and principal investigator at BWH.
Here’s the problem. If you coat the intestines with some temporary cover to not absorb the nutrients in food… you don’t absorb the nutrients. There’s a reason why we need to absorb vitamins, minerals and protein etc., it’s to stay healthy and strong and have a functioning body.
You can’t solve the problem of refined high-carb, high-sugar foods by not absorbing the nutrients.
A smarter solution is more nutritious food, without all the refined carbs and sugar, so that you don’t need to eat so much. Learn more