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Device Sucks Food From Stomach, Helps People Lose Weight
A new device that sucks food out of the stomach can help obese people lose weight, according to the inventors of the appliance.
People wait 20 minutes after eating, then use the AspireAssist to empty 30 percent of their stomach contents into the toilet through a tube attached to a port implanted on the outside of the abdomen, ABC News reported.
Removing the food prevents absorption of calories, which leads to weight loss, according to the inventors. A one-year trial of 24 obese people found that they lost an average of 49 percent of their excess weight (about 45 pounds) when using the device.
AspireAssist has been available in some parts of Europe since 2011. It's currently undergoing trials in the United States but has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, ABC News reported.
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