New Weight-Loss Device Sucks Food Directly Out of Your Stomach
Marlene Breverman stashed this in Does Weight loss sucks work?
Though it bears some resemblance to a Tim and Eric sketch, the AspireAssist is a very real medical device, approved by the FDA for installation in people 22 or older “with a body mass index of 35 to 55, and who have failed to achieve and maintain weight loss through non-surgical weight-loss therapy.” It allows patients to drain predigested food from their stomachs into a nearby toilet.
Shortly after eating, patients are supposed to connect the skinport to an outboard device and a bag of water. It goes like this:
- Open valve
- Drain food into toilet
- Force water back into the stomach
- Repeat for five to ten minutes until “up to 30% of your meal” is gone.
Maybe used more as an appetite suppressant...
Isn't it simpler to just, you know, eat less?