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Healthy Living: Loosing Weight With Aspiration Therapy

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More than one-third of Americans are obese, putting themselves at risk for heart disease, stroke, type-two diabetes and certain cancers.  

When diet and exercise don't work, many turn to surgery.  

But now, there's a new therapy that may work just as well for some.  

As Michelle Dunaway explains, you put the food in, but then, it comes right back out using aspiration therapy.

Patients have to aspirate about 20 minutes after a meal, and the process takes about 20 minutes, so they do have to plan ahead.  

Doctors also monitor patient's nutrient intake and can provide them with special supplements if needed.