Scientists have invented a weight loss device that uses magnets and latches to hold teeth together.
The DentalSlim Diet Control was created by researchers at the University of Otago in New Zealand and installed by dental professionals for upper and lower teeth.
Allows the wearer to open its mouth only about 2 mm, limiting it to liquid food. But no speech or – more importantly – breathing protection.
Once installed The device is meant to prevent anyone from eating solid foods that might conflict with their strict diet plans.
Its creator describes it as ‘non-invasive’ – although it does require it. ̵6;Homemade bolts’ that hold in the mouth
In a trial detailed in the British Dental Journal, participants lost an average of one stone (6.36 kg) in two weeks and ‘Motivated to continue the weight loss journey,’ says expert
This is no joke: DentalSlim Diet Control was created to control obesity – by keeping your mouth shut.
Professor Paul Branton, lead researcher at the University of Otago. The device is thought to be an effective, safe and affordable tool for those battling obesity.
Users can release their DentalSlim diet in case of emergency. and can be installed and removed repeatedly
‘The main obstacle for people to successful weight loss is compliance. And this helps them form new habits. This allows them to follow a low-calorie diet for a period of time. It really started the process,’ says Professor Brunton.
Being overweight or obese results in an estimated 2.8 million deaths per year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Pictured are unusually obese men.
‘It is a non-invasive, reversible, economical and attractive alternative to surgical procedures. the truth is This device has no negative effect.’
This tool may be useful for people who need to lose weight for surgery. And for diabetics who lose weight, symptoms may be alleviated.
What is obesity?
Obesity is determined by your body mass index (BMI) – a measure of body fat based on your weight in relation to your height.
If you have a BMI of 30 or higher, you are obese. If it’s between 25 and 29.9, you’re overweight.
- BMI = (weight in pounds / (height in inches x height in inches)) x 703
- BMI = (weight in kilograms / (height in meters x height in meters))
- Under 18.5: underweight
- 18.5 – 24.9: good health
- 25 – 29.9: overweight
- 30 or more: fat
The DentalSlim Diet Control is also a better alternative to expensive weight loss surgery, according to the Otago team, which costs thousands of pounds.
Prof. Brunton believes that weight loss surgery plays an important role in managing obesity. But it cannot be relied upon to treat obesity worldwide.
MailOnline has contacted Professor Brunton about the cost of the DentalSlim diet and how far it will not be listed on the market.
Wiring to cover people’s jaws became popular in the 1980s, but there are risks: vomiting and a risk of choking. including gum disease after long-term use
In some cases, there are ongoing problems with limiting jaw movements. and some have acute psychiatric symptoms
Professor Brunton said: “Alternative strategies are needed that may hinder surgery or lose weight before surgery and make it easier and safer.
‘The beauty of it is when the patient is equipped with the device. after two or three weeks They can detach magnets.
‘They can have less diet periods and then go back to treatment.
‘This will provide a gradual approach to weight loss supportive weight loss goals to be realized.’
In the experiment, volunteers were given tools to turn on the device in an emergency. But no one needed it.
They all described the device as ‘tolerable’, however the design has been improved. Make it smaller for added convenience.
“Overall, people feel better about themselves. They are more confident and they are committed to losing weight,” says Professor Brunton.
‘It’s hard. Patients who really want to do this need commitment.
‘But for those who are really struggling – and let’s face it. That’s millions of people around the world – this is their way of getting them back to their normal lifestyle eating habits by really pumping the priming process.
‘This can really help a lot of people’
The terms ‘obese’ and ‘overweight’ are based on body mass index (BMI) – a measure of body fat based on your weight in relation to your height.
A recent study revealed that 1.9 billion adults worldwide are overweight. (with a BMI between 25 and 29.9) and 650 million are obese. (with a BMI of 30 or more)
Being overweight or obese leads to about 2.8 million deaths per year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
It is estimated that 57 percent of the world’s adult population will be overweight or obese by 2030.
Scientists confirm clear differences in weight loss between sexes even if they eat the same amount of calories
In 2020, researchers noticed a difference in weight loss between the sexes. Even if they eat the same calories.
Men find it easier to lose weight than women.
The findings come from The Direct Trial, a project led by the Universities of Newcastle and Glasgow. which has almost 300 people with type 2 diabetes
They followed a low-calorie diet (850 calories per day) to see if it would help them lose 15 kg (about 2 st 3 lb) quickly – a weight loss that hoped to reverse diabetes.
Dr George Thom, a research nutritionist at the University of Glasgow and co-author of the latest study, said: “Both men and women get the same amount of calories. so there is no confusion
Preliminary research published in 2017 in The Lancet found that half of the participants experienced symptom relief from type 2 diabetes.
But the new analysis (According to a three-year study of participants published in the journal Diabetic Medicine) found that despite being asked to stick to almost identical soups and shakes. But there are clear differences between the sexes.
After one year of dieting Men lose an average of 11 percent of their body weight. By comparison, women lost 8.4%.
And the gap continued. After two years, the men lost 8.5 percent of their body weight. and women were down 6.9 percent. Why might this be?
“We have asked people to stop eating all their regular meals and replace them with four shakes or soups a day. Therefore, it is quite strict and the ‘black and white’ approach to weight loss may be more suitable for men,” said Dr. Thom.
In other words, they stick with it.
“That may be because the diet culture is aimed at women from an early age. While men often feel the need to lose weight in middle age. So women are more anorexic,” he added.
Men tend to weigh more in visceral fat — the invisible fat surrounding vital organs — while women tend to have more subcutaneous fat. (Keep it under the skin) around the thighs, buttocks, and hips.
This pattern of fat distribution in women is likely to prevent metabolic health problems. It’s a combination of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity, according to studies. That shows that subcutaneous fat is associated with better health.
On the other hand, the visceral fat found in men makes them more at risk. especially from coronary heart disease
The result is when men lose fat. will be fat in the abdomen This increases metabolic risk factors, resulting in a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.
Women on a diet are successful in reducing subcutaneous fat. But there are no impressive results in weight loss. A new study suggests or a clear improvement in health