Implantable Device Zaps Your Nerves to Control Hunger and Fight Obesity

January 15, 2015 4:52 PM

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A new electronic device could combat obesity by sending pulses to your stomach that curb hunger impulses.

The Maestro Rechargeable System would use electrical pulses to counter signals to the abdominal vagus nerve, which controls hunger. The Federal Drug Administration approved the device, saying it showed a sustained record of weight loss in patients. It's implanted in the abdominal region, where it ca...

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