Register to reply

Electronic chip to reduce obesity

by thorium1010
Tags: chip, electronic, obesity, reduce
Share this thread:
thorium1010
#1
Mar30-13, 09:51 AM
P: 200
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.
Phys.Org News Partner Medical research news on Phys.org
Is China's 50 percent cesarean section delivery rate too high?
Rates of heart disease and stroke continue to decline in Europe
'Tickling' your ear could be good for your heart
mazinse
#2
Mar30-13, 02:57 PM
P: 190
Very interesting it's certainly less risky than some of the drugs out there.
aroc91
#3
Apr1-13, 12:35 AM
P: 162
Unfortunately, it's probably just going to be seen as another easy way out for weak-willed people, like the gastric bypass.

nitsuj
#4
Apr2-13, 03:27 PM
P: 1,098
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
#5
Apr2-13, 05:32 PM
P: 190
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


Register to reply

Related Discussions
Basics for copper wired chip to chip communication Electrical Engineering 12
Thermostatic applied on electronic chip Classical Physics 2
BIOS chip and CMOS chip Computers 4
Obesity and health - pointer to a way to reduce costs? General Discussion 6
Cashing in on obesity General Discussion 7