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Electronic chip to reduce obesity

by thorium1010
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thorium1010
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Mar30-13, 09:51 AM
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Something really surprising, a electronic chip that will help to reduce eating.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21852062

Recently published data from a clinical trial of the 'VBloc' device, involving 239 patients, showed more than half of those using it had lost at least 20% of their excess body weight - although the company said results were not as good as had been expected.
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mazinse
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Mar30-13, 02:57 PM
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Very interesting it's certainly less risky than some of the drugs out there.
aroc91
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Apr1-13, 12:35 AM
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Unfortunately, it's probably just going to be seen as another easy way out for weak-willed people, like the gastric bypass.

nitsuj
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Apr2-13, 03:27 PM
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Electronic chip to reduce obesity

Quote Quote by aroc91 View Post
Unfortunately, it's probably just going to be seen as another easy way out for weak-willed people, like the gastric bypass.
Surely it's the "will" to eat that's stronger than the "will" to not...food is just that good...mmmmm.
mazinse
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Apr2-13, 05:32 PM
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Quote Quote by aroc91 View Post
Unfortunately, it's probably just going to be seen as another easy way out for weak-willed people, like the gastric bypass.
But it's less risky, there is no alteration to your current anatomy, and it's reversible. Now if someone could find a way to do it without surgery at all, then it might be become more popularized


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