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Stomach pump? Ewwwwwwww!!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Short short in the Toronto Globe and Mail this morning about a patent application for an alternative to stomach stapling with fewer side effects . . . a valve installed in the stomach wall connected to an external pump. The concept basically is that you can eat as much as you want, and then about 20 minutes after eating pump out as much as you want and . . . . ummmmm. . . . dispose of it before the calories enter the blood stream.

Apparently people who've tried it in the experimental phase have lost on average 20 kg. (say, 45 pounds).

OK, I get it. People are desperate to lose weight. And: this seems to offer a lot of benefits.

But: the thought of "pumping out" makes me think of those RV pumping stations . . .. and ewwwwwwwww. No. Not for me.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ILIKETOZUMBA 1/19/2013 11:19PM

    Ewwww for real!! That's just bizarre. I'm sorry, I just can't get behind that kind of "quick fix" approach. Plus, how wasteful to just eat whatever you want and then pump it right back out! Someone could have actually USED that food.

SO bizarre!

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SPARKLISE 1/19/2013 6:20PM

    People will do anything to be able to not change their bad habits,but this one takes the cake!! emoticon

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KANOE10 1/19/2013 9:07AM

    Yuck. I say no. That is so bizarre,. Thanks for sharing.

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TRYINGHARD1948 1/19/2013 3:43AM

    So sad that people actually will go through this.

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NANCY- 1/18/2013 3:27PM

This is wrong on so many different levels.

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KALIGIRL 1/18/2013 1:17PM

    Amazing what the imagination concocts...

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CARRAND 1/18/2013 10:17AM

    That sounds gross!

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DDOORN 1/18/2013 9:22AM

    Ugh...what a morphing of the bulimic's binge-purge cycle. Sounds SOOO healthy...NOT!

In fact, don't people who binge / purge risk & suffer some serious electrolyte troubles? How would this gadget side-step this...?


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BROOKLYN_BORN 1/18/2013 7:16AM

    OMG! Medically assisted bulimia?

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DEBRA0818 1/18/2013 6:29AM

    I read about this a few days ago and thought it was pretty bad. Sad that there are so many of us compulsive eaters that get preyed upon by the medical establishment and drug companies. By definition, we're vulnerable to "quick" fixes. *sigh*

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PHOENIX1949 1/18/2013 2:39AM

    This is so disturbing to me. Is this a medical device to replace binging/purging? ICK!

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GODS_TEMPLE 1/18/2013 2:19AM

    Is that what all those 'skinny' movie stars do? YUCK!

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CELLISTA1 1/18/2013 1:37AM

    That is SOOOO GROSS!!!!

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STARDUSTD 1/18/2013 12:16AM

  Does insurance cover costs associated with this medically condoned bulimia?

Comment edited on: 1/18/2013 12:17:02 AM

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_LINDA 1/17/2013 11:53PM

    This is just so bad for so many reasons. Its a real shame what they are coming up with. People don't need crutches to feed their addictions -they need help or a swift kick to get them on the proper path to healthy living. In the end they would find it a lot more fun and enjoyable.

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PHEBESS 1/17/2013 11:12PM

    OMG, that is disgusting! Plus people would never learn how to eat in a healthy manner, so they'd be stuck with that pump forever. Gross!!!

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 1/17/2013 9:38PM

    I have only three words for that:

"Oh Honey, No."

Really? Is this what it's come to? Elective ostemy bags?

That is just so very very very wrong...

Comment edited on: 1/17/2013 9:39:03 PM

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MEADSBAY 1/17/2013 9:26PM

This is SO not necessary!

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DALID414 1/17/2013 9:14PM

    That sounds so unneccessarily awful emoticon

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WILLOWBROOK5 1/17/2013 8:56PM

    So it is like mechanized bulimia?

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CRYSTALJEM 1/17/2013 8:39PM

    The idea of eating, possibly gorging and then purging, whether by vomiting or pumping makes me shiver. I understand the level of desperation but I just can't see this as a mentally or physically healthy decision in the long term. Just my opinion.

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BOOKAPHILE 1/17/2013 8:31PM

    Ewww, indeed!

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