Daniel Faulk January 27, 2014 04:16 PM Has it seriously come to this? We're so lazy that we would eat balloons instead of diet and exercise? Waldemar Stelmach January 27, 2014 05:21 PM Health Care/Politics seems to be very profit-driven when comes to the "war on obesity". Weight loss is really simple process - I personally have done it. Just getting rid of sugars, vegetable oil for frying and some carbohydrates does wonders. In the mean time, marijuana is illegal while being less toxic and addictive than high fructose corn sugar, which we sell to the kids in schools... Bob Ehresman January 27, 2014 05:21 PM If you can take it like a pill, I have to wonder if you could pressurize it with a chemical reaction? And perhaps use another pill to break it down when the time is up. This might well be doable with no endoscopy what so ever.... The Skud January 28, 2014 02:42 AM You would need very good monitoring to decide it was in exactly the right place. Very risky in my book. donwine January 28, 2014 01:38 PM Drinking lots of water before and during eating does the same thing and it is a lot cheaper! The cheapest and best way is self control. If you WANT to loose weight - leave it on the plate. Ritchard Mckie January 28, 2014 02:32 PM It's still expensive. Jimbo Jones January 28, 2014 02:52 PM Wonder if they have pizza flavored? bergamot69 January 28, 2014 09:46 PM @donwine,Drinking excessive amounts of water can be dangerous in itself- so whilst you are not wrong, one needs to be a wee bit careful not to overdo it. donwine January 28, 2014 11:44 PM "Excessive amounts of" food "can be dangerous" as well. A sound mind with a balanced view of eating is needed for one to have self control. Red Simpson January 29, 2014 12:39 AM It is true, drinking too much water can be dangerous, but it is very difficult to get to those levels, as your stomach will feel full.