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Why Are Americans Getting Bigger?
National Public Radio

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first electronic implant to fight obesity. It’s called the Maestro Rechargeable System and uses electrodes to interfere with signals between the brain and the gut. Now, the results aren’t dramatic – around a nine percent weight loss. The people who received a placebo device that did nothing had a six percent weight loss. But you can bet there’ll be more devices that improve upon the Maestro because obesity is a serious problem that’s not going anywhere.