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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.

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