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Treating Obesity: Vagal Blocking Therapy

Treating Obesity: Vagal Blocking Therapy
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In the past, bilateral truncal vagotomy had been used to treat patients with peptic ulcer disease. Astute clinicians noted these patients had loss ...
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    In the past, bilateral truncal vagotomy had been used to treat patients with peptic ulcer disease. Astute clinicians noted these patients had loss of appetite following the procedure. How did this eventually led to the development of a new treatment for obesity? 

    Dr. Michael Camilleri, a gastroenterologist and professor of medicine and physiology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, describes to host Dr. Leslie Lundt the latest research using vagal blockade to treat obesity.

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