All the way from the home of the obese and the land of the merely fat comes a scientific aid to prevent over-eating.
A team from the University of Pennsylvania is working on deep brain simulation, mild electric shocks which curb the compulsion to consume calories. It's quite simple. An electrode is implanted into the nucleus accumbens, an area of the brain associated with binge-eating. The impulses from the electrode send a message to the brain along the lines of: "A big cream cake? Not for me, thanks."
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