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Nose plugs may help people lose more weight on a diet

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : May 25, 2018, 3:35 pm IST
Updated : May 25, 2018, 3:35 pm IST

These plugs are inserted in both nostrils as air is directed to bypass scent receptors which helps suppress appetite.

It was observed that people who had the device on their nose lost twice as much as others on a diet (Photo: AFP)
 It was observed that people who had the device on their nose lost twice as much as others on a diet (Photo: AFP)

With rising awareness about fitness, people across the world are watching their diet in order to check their weight. But while exercise and eating healthy are largely endorsed as weight loss measures, experts keep coming up with new solutions.

Nose plugs are being recommended as the latest and highly effective way of curbing obesity. The idea is to block the sense of smell in order to help people on a diet lose more weight.

These plugs are inserted in both nostrils as air is directed to bypass scent receptors which helps suppress appetite. Overweight people are more sensitive to food smells and higher stimulation of appetite.

It was observed that people who had the device on their nose lost twice as much as others on a diet.

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