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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Compensatory Weight Gain After Liposuction Ameliorated By Physical Activity

Two things: why liposuction sucks (no pun intended) and what is it about burning more Calories than are consumed leading to weight loss that is news?
Abdominal liposuction triggers a compensatory increase in visceral fat, which is correlated with cardiovascular disease, but this effect can be counteracted by physical activity, according to a recent study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, a publication of The Endocrine Society.

Liposuction is one of the most popular aesthetic surgery procedures performed worldwide, but its long-term impact on health remains unclear. Previous studies have shown that the immediate decrease in body fat following liposuction may affect body composition and metabolic profile by triggering feedback mechanisms of body fat regain. The current study investigated the effects of liposuction on body fat distribution and whether physical activity could prevent fat regain.

"We found that removing adipose tissue from the body, as liposuction does, may result in a decrease in total energy expenditure and compensatory growth of visceral fat which is associated with heart disease," said Fabiana Braga Benatti, PhD, of the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil and lead author of the study. "The good news is that exercise training was effective in counteracting this compensatory growth. If someone chooses to undergo liposuction, it is very important, if not essential, that this person exercises after the surgery."
Visceral fat is believed to be the really bad fat.

Liposuction does not remove visceral fat suggesting that any increase in visceral fat is in addition to what was already there.

Bad news.

If you lose weight properly, the visceral fat comes off, too.

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