Vibrating obesity pill
Futurism & Innovation

Obesity vibrator?

A vibrator for your stomach? That’s what scientists at MIT are working on as an anti-obesity solution. You swallow the capsule and according to the article the vibrating capsule “stimulates mechanoreceptors, which send a signal to the brain through the vagus cranial nerve. Once activated, the brain kicks off the production of insulin, GLP-1, C-peptide and PYY hormones, decreasing hunger while ramping up the digestion process.”

In test animals swallowing the pill before eating reduced food consumption by some 40%. Reducing obesity is a noble cause, but do we need to resort to a mechanical device? Will education and healthy eating become a thing of the past?

(I assume it’s single use!)

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