PHOTO: A Useful Weight Loss Tool Or A Medieval Torture Device?

A person on a diet with this new weight loss aid tool will not be able to open their mouth by more than two millimeters. An avalanche of critics has already hit the “innovators”.


The latest weight loss aid.

In the extremely diverse market of various weight loss aids, large amounts of money are being turned over, “Western” a man who, due to his way of life, is prone to problems with being overweight, is behind it “Easier” solution ready to dig deep into your pocket. Researchers from the University of Otago in New Zealand, in collaboration with British scientists, have now entered the market with a new idea, a tool that only allows an individual to consume liquid food.

A tool called DentalSlim Diet Control is installed by a dentist for a person who opts for this method of weight loss, and includes two magnets and a locking mechanism. At university, he was described on twitter as a groundbreaking gadget that will help “In the fight against the global obesity epidemic: an oral device that restricts a person to a liquid diet.” The device physically prevents an individual from opening his mouth by more than two millimeters. Some commentators, on the other hand, labeled it a medieval torture device.

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It consists of two magnets and a closing mechanism.

One has already found a solution

According to the British Guardian, the device has been clinically tested on seven otherwise healthy women who are overweight and who have been prescribed the so-called “Liquid low-calorie diet.” They had the device placed in their mouths for two weeks, during which time they managed to lose an average of 6.36 kilograms or 5.1 percent of their body weight.

The participants reported that the matter caused them problems, they felt uncomfortable especially while speaking, “But life was generally less satisfying.” But as it turns out not for everyone, as one participant broke the rules. Although she shouldn’t, she enjoyed the chocolate she temporarily melted. Paul Brunton, one of the authors of the project, explained that compliance with the rules was key to success, but that the device contributed to a change in habits that could then stimulate the weight loss process. He added that it is a non-invasive, economical and attractive alternative to surgery.

The university, meanwhile, has also responded to criticism. They explained that “The device is not intended as a quick or long-term weight loss tool, but is intended to help people who need surgery but need to lose weight beforehand.”

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Researchers say it is a non-invasive method.

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