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01-08-2013, 12:52 AM
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Stomach sucker patent brings yuck factor to dieting

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It's a stomach-turning idea - but an invention detailed in a US patent application published by Aspire Bariatrics of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, nevertheless holds out the hope of a treatment for morbid obesity without the invasive surgery and drawbacks of a gastric bypass.

The idea is to let patients eat and drink as much as they like - but they then drain their stomach some 20 minutes after a meal by connecting a pump to a valve surgically installed on their abdominal wall. You can see how it's fitted - with some of the tech passed in via the mouth and some via the abdominal wall - in the video here.

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/on...it-out-of.html

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