On last night's episode of "Nightline," Terry Moran gave viewers an insight into the newest answer to obesity. As reported by JuJu Chang, the ongoing battle of obesity has found yet another offshoot on the road to a slender body. But is it right for you?
She gave examples of some new or old innovations. The Caveman Diet where you can eat like a hunter or gatherer is not exactly for couch potatoes. The Road Kill Diet, which is gross enough to make one not want to eat. The thought of eating squirrels, skunks, pheasants, hares and the like is not exactly appetizing to too many out there who pass them on the road. She featured Valerie Bertinelli, who lost 40 pounds on Jenny Craig, there are Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Hudson, who look amazing via the Weight Watchers plan. But truth be told; most dieters gain their weight back.
A woman who has tried and failed at seemingly every diet, was the person who demonstrated the process took the radical step in Sweden to join a clinical trial and has had great results. She has lost 76 pounds in six months and seems none the worse for wear.
A tube is surgically inserted into the stomach, leaving an opening on the outside of the stomach with a portal. Twenty minutes after the person has eaten, about one-third of the food out. Dr. Louis Aronne is the head researcher for an upcoming American clinical trial. He stated that it had good results in patients losing about 20 percent of their body weight. As compared to gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy, it is less invasive and more economical.
Dr. Mitchell Roslin, of Lenox Hill Hospital disputes this theory. He states that people cannot be normal when they have to empty their stomach each time they have a meal.
The woman who demonstrated the device, told the viewers about the added "ick factor" because sometimes when emptying the stomach, the smell can be unpleasant, but she considers it no big deal and worth it. After several months on the study, about 70 percent of the trial candidates asked to keep the tube indefinitely.
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