Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, July 5th, 2004
In a study, obese women who dropped up to 10.35 kilograms (23 pounds) of belly fat by way of liposuction did not appear to lower their risk of diabetes or heart disease, both of which are fat-related.
It is a frustrating and surprising finding to researchers who believed that surgically removing fat would help restore a healthier body chemistry.
"It's not how much fat you remove, but how you remove the fat that is really what is more important," said lead study author Samuel Klein, MD, at Washington University in St. Louis....
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