A new weight loss invention will let dieters eat anything they want - by sucking food and drink straight out of their stomachs. The rather gruesome-sounding system stops the body from digesting a third of each meal by pumping it out of the stomach via a tube inserted in the
So far it has been trialled on 24 obese patients and now the company Aspire Bariatrics has applied for a patent on the unusual device in partnership with inventor Dean Kamen.
Mr Kamen is best known for inventing the Segway, the two-wheeled self-balancing personal transport. However, critics have been horrified by the system, which they say doesn't tackle the causes of obesity.
The latest product is being touted as an alternative to other procedures
such as gastric bypass surgery, which discourages people from overeating
by dividing the stomach into two pouches.
HOW THE ASPIRE ASSIST WORKS A tube, called
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