AspireAssist: A New Method Of Weight Loss Critics Call "Assisted Bulimia" [Video]

Submitted by: Gerry1of1 1 year ago in Tech


From Women's Health:

There’s a new weight-loss procedure on the market that’s causing people to lose their lunch—literally. AspireAssist, approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday, is a device that helps people absorb fewer calories by draining one-third of the stomach’s contents after a meal right into the toilet. (Group shudder.)

Here’s how it works: Surgeons make a small incision in the abdomen and insert a tube into the stomach using an endoscope. The tube is then connected to a disk-shaped valve that lives outside the body. 20 to 30 minutes after eating, patients rig up a small external device to the valve, open it, and dump the stomach contents into the john. (The device insertion procedure takes about 15 minutes under sedation, and emptying your breakfast frittata into the toilet takes around five to 10 minutes.)

There are 2 comments:
Male 40,207
This looks way easier than just not eating as much.
Male 6,153
Well hopefully this helps some people, but if i had an option to go through this procedure or eat less i would be trying to eat less, for sure