The science behind Allurion Program

The Allurion Program and the Allurion Gastric Balloon have been shown to be effective through peer-reviewed clinical studies. This means that balloon-related medical research has undergone a rigorous review process to ensure the accuracy, relevance, and significance of the study results. These are some of the clinical studies we are proud of…

Study 1

New research conducted on more than 3,700 patients treated with the world’s first and only swallowable gastric balloon program reveals that patients lose, on average, more than 14% of their body weight.

Oral presentation at Obesity Week, San Diego, California, November 1, 2022

Main author: Dr. Roberta Ienca

The Largest Allurion Program Study Ever Conducted

This study involved 3,716 Allurion patients from 26 clinics in 9 countries.

Who participated in the study?

The study included 70.5% women and 29.5% men, with a mean age of 41.2 years.

What was the results?

The Allurion Gastric Balloon and lifestyle program achieved an average loss of body weight of 14.1% after only 4 months; some people lost even more weight, with 41% of people losing more than 15% of body weight at 4 months. This study also It proved that the program is very safe.

Where can I read more?

The study will be published in 2023, but you can read a brief summary here.

Dr. Roberta Ienca

PhD and leading researcher in the

gastric balloon weight loss

Study 2

Efficacy and safety of a gastric balloon without procedure for weight loss: systematic review and meta-analysis.

Lead author: Dr. Kornpong Vantanasiri, 2020

Who was included in the study?

Six individual studies were evaluated in this meta-analysis. A total of 2,013 Allurion patients were included in the study

What was the results?

What was the results? Mean total body weight loss was 12.8% at 16 weeks. This comprehensive meta-analysis demonstrates that the Balloon Allurion is a safe device that offers effective weight loss. Serious adverse events were rare frequent and the early balloon removal rate was low.

Study 3

Evolution of the Allurion Program for long-term weight loss
term: from virtual follow-up to Virtual Care Suite

Main author: Dr. Roberta Ienca 2022

Who participated in the study?

522 patients from 9 international obesity centers participated in this study. The objective of this study was to determine the short- and long-term efficacy of the Allurion Program at 4 months and 1 year after balloon removal using the Allurion digital tools.

What was the results?

Mean total body weight loss was 13.9% at 16 weeks, and 13.4% at one year after removal of the Allurion Balloon. The study shows that weight loss with the Allurion Program is not temporary, since on average 96% was maintained 1 year later.

Study 4

The Swallowable Gastric Balloon Significantly Improves an Intensive Weight Loss Lifestyle Intervention Program: Final Short- and Long-Term Results Up to 1 Year After Balloon Placement

Lead author: Dr. Ioannis Raftopoulos
Presented at the American Society for Metabolic Surgery
and Bariatric 2021

What was analyzed in this study?

This study looked at the impact of the Allurion Gastric Balloon and lifestyle intervention on weight loss. The study included 140 people who received the Allurion Gastric Balloon and the lifestyle intervention and 413 patients who received the lifestyle intervention alone. The lifestyle intervention included a structured program of nutritional guidance, physical exercise, and behavior modification. Weight loss results were measured monthly for one year.

What was the results?

Average total body weight loss was 14.9% at 16 weeks, with no complications for patients. The study revealed that the Allurion Program leads to almost 2.5 times more weight loss than a lifestyle change program alone. In addition, patients continued to lose weight after balloon removal, with an average loss of 16.9% per year.

Dr Ioannis Raftopoulos
Leading physician and researcher
gastric balloon weight loss

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