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New obesity treatment targeting hunger hormone showing promise

(WABC) For the morbidly obese, stopping the hunger cravings can be the biggest challenge. But now, there's a new treatment with no major surgery that targets the hunger hormone…
"One of the things we have learned is that there is a hormone named ghrelin," Dr. Aaron Fischman said. "Ghrelin is produced in the stomach, and so we think if we can reduce this level, we can reduce a patient's hunger."
Unlike traditional weight loss surgeries, this trial involves surgery that is minimally invasive…
While the results are promising, the "beat obesity" surgery isn't yet approved by the FDA, so it isn't covered by insurance. Those participating in the trial have the cost of the procedure paid for.
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