Study: Liposuction Won't Trim Heart Disease Risks

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  1. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    Procedure Does Not Change Metabolic Profiles

    BOSTON -- Liposuction will not decrease heart disease risks, according to a new study that will be released Thursday.
    The New England Journal Of Medicine

    NewsCenter 5's Liz Brunner reported that many had speculated that by paring down your body, liposuction could also trim down your risk of heart disease.

    "It caught on, and why it caught on was because I think there was a market of people who hoped it would work," SkinCare Physicians Dr. Michael Kaminer said.

    But that's not the case, according to new research from the Washington University School of Medicine. In a study of 15 obese women, the procedure did decrease their body fat and body weight -- trimming down their abdominal tissue by as much as 44 percent. But there were no changes in levels of heart disease markers like C-reactive protein and other factors like insulin resistance, blood pressure or cholesterol.

    Kaminer, who specializes in liposuction, said that unlike procedures, like stomach stapling, liposuction does not appear to change the metabolic profile, probably because it can only reach the fat just under the skin
  2. KingSleaze macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2004
    So. Cal
    But donating blood will

    When you donate blood, some of the cholesterol is removed. While your body is always making new blood, cholesterol isn't produced by the body, it's ingested. So if the only change you make in your lifestyle, is to donate blood, your cholesterol level can be reduced. Thereby reducing one factor in heart disease. :)
  3. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040


    Sep 13, 2003
    Its not so much where you are as when you are.
    Actually your body does make cholesterol in the liver. It processes fats into it. Cholesterol itself is then changed into hormones. Having no cholesterol is a bad thing.
  4. wdlove thread starter macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002

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