So, I'm catching up on my reading. It's March and I'm just finishing New Scientist for January 12 and I came across this article which I consider to be truly moronic. It's bad enough the obesity and fat bashing us largies cop every day in the news and this doesn't help the notion that fat people are idiots deliberately eating themselves to death.
You know my views about gastric bypass surgery by now, I hate it. Well now let's look at this system built by Aspire Bariatrics of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The idea is to let overweight people eat and drink as much as they like and still lose weight. Aspire Bariatrics will surgically install a valve into a patient's stomach and through their abdominal wall. This allows the patient to pump out some of their food 20 minutes after they eat.
This system is now in clinical trials and has helped people lose an average of 20 kilograms in a year and some nearly twice that. I assume the cost also covers the bucket to hold the pumped out whatever. It's not a new idea, the Romans thought of it but they didn't have the pump, just two fingers down the throat and a slave to hold the upchuck dish.
This company will make a truckload of money, damn them.