Weight loss implant approved by FDA for partial use

January 19, 2015 6:45 AM

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Weight loss implant approved by FDA for partial use

An implant that curbs appetite by electrically stimulating stomach nerves has been approved by the FDA for use in some obese people in the United States.

An experimental group lost 24% of its excess weight or 9% of total body weight after 12 months of using the implant as against lower weight loss in another group that did not receive the device, FDA said.

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