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ZEPHYR / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ZEPHYR / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
X-ray (front view) of the abdomen of a patient aged 35, showing a gastric band ( lower centre right) fitted around the stomach to treat obesity. This band (ring) restricts the amount of food a patient can eat and helps weight loss. The tube leading from the band (to right of image) links to an access port under the skin and allows the band to be adjusted.
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