In a bizarre turn of events, Food and Drug Administration has approved a device called AspireAssist which lets you drain out the food you’ve eaten.
Though it sounds shocking, AspireAssist requires an outpatient procedure which lasts 15-minutes where a surgeon will implant a tube into the patient’s stomach. This tube has a connection to a valve which then flushes out the stomach contents to the toilet.
The product was designed as an obesity control measure and is said to let you eat anything you want without gaining much weight. The founders have claimed that the device could remove up to 30 percent of the calories which was consumed by the user.
The food community is apparently split about the device with more people concerned about the problems that this device could use. Some even tagged this as ‘mechanized bulimia’ and accused the company of being money-minded in nature rather than being actually concerned about the well-being of its customers.
With problems with obesity reaching sky high in the United States, the device might be welcomed by a certain group of people. At the same time, the fact that it was approved by FDA makes the whole situation more concerning.
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