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Obesity is associated with type II diabetes, which over time wears out the pancreas. A gastrointestinal liner developed by Massachusetts-based GI Dynamics may restore the obese to a healthy weight by preventing food from contacting the intestinal wall. The “Endobarrier” is routed endoscopically through the mouth—unlike a gastric bypass, but no surgery is necessary—and lines the first two feet of the small intestine, where the most calories are absorbed (nutrients are still absorbed farther down the intestine).
—Ernst & Young