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News From the Food and Drug Administration
August 2, 2016

Obesity Device Drains Stomach

JAMA. 2016;316(5):485. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.9807

A medical device that helps people who are obese lose weight by draining some of their stomach contents after a meal has gained FDA approval.

The AspireAssist device is intended for adults 22 years or older with a body mass index of 35 to 55 who haven’t been able to lose weight or keep pounds off through nonsurgical weight loss methods. The device is not intended for people with eating disorders or for short-duration use by people who are moderately overweight (http://1.usa.gov/28Txm1s).

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