Implant device may curb obesity by telling users they are full

05/20/2004 | Age (Melbourne, Australia), The

Italian surgeons are testing an implant device designed to curb obesity by giving patients the sensation of being full. The device, modeled after cardiac pacemakers, stimulates the feeling of satiety through an electrode attached to the wall of the stomach. Patients who use the device are advised to avoid bending down, lifting heavy objects or engaging in intense physical activities.

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