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A Gastric Pacemaker

Posted on | March 10, 2011 | 6 Comments

by Smitty

Insty’s link invites the question: to what lengths will we go to evade maturity and self-discipline?

At a cost of around $21,000 for the device and surgery, Abiliti is slightly more expensive than a stomach bypass and nearly twice the price of a gastric band, says Sarela. However, it should have none of the side effects, such as nausea or vomiting can be caused by structurally altering the stomach, he says. 

For a significantly lower rate, you can also quaff a quart of water before eating.
Additionally, for me anyway, two ways to ratchet down appetite are: (a) exercise, and (b) fasting. Eat dinner one night and give your plumbing the next day off until dinner, staying hydrated of course.
It’s amazing what can be achieved through pre-industrial means.


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