Help for Obesity: Stomach Pacemaker Zaps Internally to Prevent Overeating

Help for Obesity: Stomach Pacemaker Zaps Internally to Prevent Overeating

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Photo by Clarita at MorguefileForget stomach stapling and lap band surgery. The next big thing in weight loss surgery may be the stomach pacemaker.

Designed by a pacemaker manufacturer, the surgically-implanted device detects when a patient downs food or drink, and zaps the stomach with a series of electrical impulses using nerves around the stomach to generate a feeling of fullness.

 

Of the 65 British patients given implants in clinical trials, the majority have lost 20% of their weight.

The device also transmits information about diet and exercise to the patient’s doctor.

(READ the story at Fast Company)

Photo by Clarita at Morguefile

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