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(Daily Mail)   Old and busted: Liposuction. New hotness: Freezing fat off you. (with possible Not safe for work pic)   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, gynecomastia, fat  
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2012-12-28 03:27:22 PM  
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SuburbanCowboy: Because Diet and exercise is just way too much right?

Science says that diet and exercise do not take off significant weight in the long term for the vast majority of people:


What's interesting is that there's absolutely no scientific study to support the idea that diet and exercise will result in significant long-term weight loss among most people but for some reason, people spout the idea with some semblance of authority.
2012-12-28 03:20:13 PM  
2 votes:

doczoidberg: Will no one mention the NSFW pic in the article?

You're really a dipshiat, if you didn't notice the NSFW mention IN THE HEADLINE.
2012-12-28 03:55:01 PM  
1 vote:

physt: How are they "flushed away"? How do they leave the body? This doesn't make sense.

Dead dells (or cell remnants) are attacked and broken down by the immune system. One type of cell tags the dead cell with antigen. The antigen causes the immune system to treat the dead cell as invader molecules.

Autoimmune disorders, such as Lupus, are this same process gone haywire, so that the immune system is breaking down healthy cells.
2012-12-28 03:35:21 PM  
1 vote:

Ika7734: My understanding of how this works:
1) They freeze the fat
2) The protoplasm in the fat cell expands as it freezes breaking the cell walls
3) The frozen cell innards thaw out and settle somewhere in a lower area.
4) The broken cells are then absorbed by other cells and/or kicked out as part of the cellular waste removal process.

The question is, since this works by contact with the skin, how does this procedure work on fat cells without affecting skin cells? This sounds like junk science at best; at worst, a high chance of getting severe frostbite.
2012-12-28 03:25:22 PM  
1 vote:
Shoveling snow at forty below in the upper Midwest burns fat like you wouldn't believe.
And people will pay you to do it, too.
2012-12-28 03:14:33 PM  
1 vote:

FunkOut: beefoe: So putting sub-zero ice on your skin is going to freeze the fat underneath it and cause the fat cells to die, but do nothing to your skin? Anybody with a GED in medicine from webmd want to chime in?

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Ass fat fatality!

My GED in science from PubMed says the answer to your question is "good question, farked if we know how it works, we just know it works." My PubMed GED suggests someone just tried it once, noticed fat cells were dying first or easier and sweet we can make money off of it. No idea why it works that way though. This is how a lot of medicine actually is.

2012-12-28 03:07:50 PM  
1 vote:
So putting sub-zero ice on your skin is going to freeze the fat underneath it and cause the fat cells to die, but do nothing to your skin? Anybody with a GED in medicine from webmd want to chime in?
2012-12-28 03:02:28 PM  
1 vote:

Dead for Tax Reasons: EatHam: So after the fat cells are frozen, then what?

hammer time

Can't touch's gone gangrenous.
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