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Liposuction drug makes you thin by cutting off blood supply to fat cells in overweight people

Monday, May 10, 2004
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: losing weight, weight loss, obesity

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It's better than liposuction, researchers say: it's a drug that cuts off the blood supply to fat cells, causing subjects to lose an astounding 30% of their body weight in just one month. For now, however, those subjects are just mice, and there's no guarantee that the drug will work in humans.

It was originally developed as a targeted cancer drug, by the way. Once researchers realized it could also target fat cells, they knew they had something valuable on their hands: a liposuction drug that just might be the holy grail of diet pills. But is the drug really that promising?

I would personally be very suspicious about any drug that claimed to "work" by starving cells in your body. That just seems to be a very dangerous strategy from a health perspective. Fat cells are not the enemy, and I don't think you're doing your body a favor by killing them. I may be wrong, by I suspect the side effects from this liposuction drug could be quite severe. What if it also targets falls cells in body organs like your liver? Could the drug cause long-term liver damage? Lots of other drugs do.

Still, if the side effects are minimal, it might indeed be worth the health risk in order to help people suffering from obesity drop some serious pounds and get back to a healthy weight. At some point, even risky drugs can be a better bet than watching a person keep adding on the pounds. But let's be honest here: the best approach to weight loss is simply eating right and engaging in regular physical exercise. There's no substitute for it. No diet pill or liposuction drug can replace a good, strong metabolism fueled by lean body mass and regular cardiovascular exercise. No weight loss pill can really keep the pounds off if you keep eating junk foods, drinking soft drinks, and consuming unlimited quantities of white flour and refined white sugar. And of course, even regular liposuction doesn't stop your body from storing fat; it just causes the fat to be deposited somewhere else!

So the solution, as usual, isn't a diet pill or a surgical procedure: it's old-fashioned diet and exercise. You know: the hard way!

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In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

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