Could This At-Home Stomach Pump Cure Obesity?

Could This At-Home Stomach Pump Cure Obesity?
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Aspiration Therapy places a tube from the patient's stomach to the surface of their skin that lets them manually drain out the food they've eaten.

Emma Hutchings
  • 7 january 2013

Could the latest fad in weight loss be an at-home stomach pump, that allows people to empty themselves of food without using harmful methods like laxatives or binging/purging? Designed to be an alternative to a gastric bypass, Aspiration Therapy places a tube from the stomach to the surface of the skin to allow the person to manually pump out its contents.

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