New pump makes calories disappear

The creator of the Segway is among a group of inventors who have designed a stomach-pumping machine to make calories disappear.
January 9, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
The creator of the Segway is among a group of inventors who have designed a stomach-pumping machine to make calories disappear.

It is called the "Aspire Assist Device."

It works by sucking the food right out of the stomach so that only about a third of the calories are absorbed by the body.

A small, handheld device connects to another device on the outside of the stomach.

In a one-year trial of 24 obese patients, people lost an average of about 45 pounds.


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