8. December 2011 06:37
I found out some exciting news about a “gastric pacemaker”. It will help obese people lose weight. You would be a good candidate for this if you have a BMI between 35-55. There has been much talk among researchers to create a device that can be implanted with less invasive surgery than the gastric by-pass. This device is the size of a pocket watch. After you eat, the implant stimulates the stomach so it feels full. This helps obese people learn to eat smaller portions and lose weight.
I know many people with type 2 diabetes are having gastric by-pass surgery to help them with weight loss as a 5-10 pound weight loss can result in better control of their diabetes. Imagine what a 100 pound loss would do! I am so excited over what could happen in a couple of years.
How do you feel about this innovation?