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(KTVI) – If you are 30 to 100 pounds overweight and want to lose the extra pounds, Washington University may be of help.

It’s about to begin a new study and Dr. Shelby Sullivan explains.  It’s called the “Essential Trial.”

Procedure is designed to reduce the stomach’s ability a stretch during meals so people can feel full and satisfied with smaller portions

*If people qualify, they also receive a comprehensive weight-loss program overseen by a team of nutritionists, doctors and nurses.

There is an information session at 6 p.m. Thursday, February 13, 2014.

Visit Essential for more information.