The main way in which overweight people gain is by not being able to resist the pangs of hunger they experience even after they’ve eaten enough food. If you’ve ever felt like your stomach was about to eat itself, you know what we’re talking about. Well, a company in the US has developed a device that sits inside you, under your abdomen, right beside your stomach. Its electrodes send signals that both block hunger pangs and boost satiety more often, promoting healthier eating habits. Think of it as a pacemaker for your stomach.
Before you go running to your local doctor demanding one, you should know a few things. First off, in early tests, subjects only lost about 8.5% more weight than the control group. The FDA has asked EnteroMedics, the company behind the device, to conduct a five-year study to determine the actual effectiveness of the product. What’s more, it’s likely your insurance company won’t pony up the cash for something like this, so if you’re really dying to try it out, you’re going to have to have a good amount of disposable income.