Can a Brain Stimulating Device Help You Lose Weight?

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Playing Brain Stimulation Device to Lose Weight?

The Doctors are testing out a product, Modius, which claims to help people reach their goal weight by simply wearing a device on their head.

Dr. Jason McKeown, the Modius founder, claims the device sends an electrical current to the hypothalamus in the brain signaling it to reduce fat storage in the body.

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Dr. McKeown says he lost 44 percent of his body fat wearing the device for a year wearing it 4 to five times a week for an hour each day. He also says that he now makes better diet and exercise choices and that the device helped him transition from the old version of himself to the newer and healthier version of him.

"I think there is a lot of promise to this type of technology. I'm not going to sit up here and say one way or the other whether or not this device works, but the hypothalamus is the thermostat for the brain... I will say this, putting on this device -- regardless of what it does to your hypothalamus -- if it somehow motivates you to be healthier, so be it," ER physician Dr. Travis Stork says.

Our test subjects -- Deidra, Rhonda, Marta -- will test out the device over the next 12 weeks and will report back on their results.

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The Doctors note that our test of the device with our three subjects is not a rigorous scientific study and remind you to always check with your healthcare professional before using any diet assistive devices.