FDA Considers Appetite-Curbing Implant for Severely Obese – WebMD

June 17, 2014 9:46 PM

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TUESDAY, June 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new implant designed to curb the appetite by electrically stimulating stomach nerves is under review Tuesday by a key advisory committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The device is aimed at severely obese adults who have failed to slim down using traditional methods, but don't want, or can't have, weight-loss surgery, the manufacturer, EnteroMedics Inc., said in its application for FDA approval.

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