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Can carbon dioxide help in reducing belly fat?

It is believed that injection of carbon dioxide causes changes in the microcirculation, and damages fat cells.

Written by: India TV Lifestyle Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: June 09, 2018 17:11 IST ]
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Can carbon dioxide help in reducing belly fat? 

Have you heard of Carboxytherapy? If not, then we’re here for you. Carboxytherapy is a technique in which carbox dioxide is injecting into one’s body to reduce the fat around the stomach. According to the Northwestern Medicine study, the changes were modest and did not result in a long-term fat reduction.

"Carboxytherapy could potentially be a new and effective means of fat reduction. It still needs to be optimised, though, so it's long-lasting," said lead author, Dr Murad Alam.

Benefits of this non-invasive approach are diminished downtime, avoidance of scarring and perceived safety.

Carboxytherapy has been performed with a few clinical studies, suggesting it may provide a lasting improvement in abdominal contours. It is believed that injection of carbon dioxide causes changes in the microcirculation, and damages fat cells.

Current technologies routinely used for this non-invasive fat reduction include cryolipolysis, high-intensity ultrasound, radiofrequency, chemical adipocytolysis and laser-assisted fat reduction.

The findings are published in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

(With ANI Inputs)

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