One of the biggest New Year’s resolutions made every year has got to be to lose weight. We don’t know what it is about starting a new year that gets people thinking they can actually start working out, eating well and counting calories when they’ve done such a terrible job at it for an entire year. We know in order to lose weight, you’re going to need a little assistance, so how about a pump that taps into your stomach to suck out food?

Dean Kamen invented a pump that routes a tube right into the user’s stomach and sucks out all of those greasy chicken wings you probably scarf down on an hourly basis. Then, the user squeezes a small plastic bag that replaces the food with water in the same amount that was sucked out.

Participants in the trial study were able to lose nearly half of their excess weight using the pump, although some users reported problems with certain foods like “cauliflower, broccoli, Chinese food, stir fry, snow peas, pretzels, chips, and steak.” If that’s your idea of a healthy breakfast, then you might want to stay away from this device and get liposuction like any other red-blooded American.

Filed in Medical. Source: popsci
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