Gastric Pacemaker Promises to Help Fight Obesity by Inducing Feeling of Fullness

by Kathy Jones on  November 8, 2011 at 7:53 PM Medical Gadgets
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An American firm has come out with a high tech way of fighting obesity, a "gastric pacemaker" that induces the brain to think that the stomach is full.
Gastric Pacemaker Promises to Help Fight Obesity by Inducing Feeling of Fullness
Gastric Pacemaker Promises to Help Fight Obesity by Inducing Feeling of Fullness
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The device, known as Abiliti, has been developed by Intrapace and the company said that once it has been implanted in the stomach, it will help people fight obesity by eating normalized meals instead of opting for starving diets or stomach surgeries.

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Revealing some more details about the implant, Intrapace said that the implant detects when food is being consumed and then makes the brain to release signals of fullness regardless of how much food has been consumed.

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