surgery and obesity

In the June/July 2007 American Gastroenterology Perspectives there are two very interesting articles. One on the future of treatment of Crohns disease
The second is Technologies in the pipeline for obesity., by Susan Yanovski. P 9 and 15.
Obesity is a scourge of Western affluent society. The surgeons have inevitably something to offer.
The laparoscopic banding of the stomach.
Intragastric balloons
Implantable gastric electrical stimulators
Vagal pacemakers
Vagal blockers
Deep brain stimulation with electrode pacemakers

The food industry is looking at nice food with little calorie content ( fruit and vegetables ?)

Games industry
Video games which stimulate exercise..

Martin Eastwood
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