Gastric 'condoms' could help obese avoid surgery

日期:2019-03-01 01:01:02 作者:龙吡 阅读:

By Peter Aldhous GASTRIC surgery is a last resort for people who are dangerously obese. But there may soon be a gentler option in the shape of a removable device inserted into the gut though the mouth. The EndoBarrier, developed by GI Dynamics of Lexington, Massachusetts, is an impermeable sleeve that lines the first 60 centimetres of the small intestine. In animal experiments and preliminary human trials, it reduces weight and rapidly brings type II diabetes under control. Given the rising tide of obesity across the developed world,