Unique Ways to Combat Obesity: Implanted Microchip in Stomach

A microchip is implanted in the abdomen can be a way to prevent obesity, according to researchers in London, England. This tool was created as an alternative to weight loss surgery. Microchip is said to reduce appetite.

Tool created by researchers at Imperial College London should be mounted against the vagus nerve, which serves to provide information to the brain that the stomach is full. Once installed, the microchip sends an electrical signal to the brain to reduce appetite.

The vagus nerve is one of the largest in the nervous system in the body. This nerve extends from the brain to the body and to carry signals from the brain. The vagus nerve also regulates everything from how the body's breathing, heart rate and levels of chemicals present in the digestive system.

The latest electronic implants mounted against the vagus nerve is located in the peritoneal cavity in the abdomen and according to the researchers to reduce appetite without any side effects.

"This tool will control your appetite and make you eat more food later," said the creator of the microchip, Professor Chris Toumazou, told the BBC news station.

Professor Stephen Bloom chairman of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism department at the university added, this tool can be used for anything as an alternative to weight loss surgery.

"This device can send signals to the brain and instructed to consume foods with enough. Microchip is also effective to help withstand hunger," he explained.