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New Weight-Loss Device Sucks Food Directly Out of Your Stomach

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.


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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?

(I just switched photo back to the original one I used this AM)

Hmm, it worked. Weird. But good. :)

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