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GASTRIC BYPASS WEIGHS IN AGAINST GASTRIC PACEMAKERS

May 31, 2006
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A leading medical device manufacturer has announced that it will press on with attempts to develop a gastric pacemaker, which they hope will produce a feeling of satiation through the delivery of small electric currents that cause the stomach to contract. While the device has yet to succeed in clinical trails, the makers are continuing to explore this and other technologies to combat increasing rates of obesity.
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