A new bariatric surgery has been shown to have strong side effects by reducing blood flow to the upper part of the stomach to slow down hunger.
Obesity is a major health problem worldwide and is associated with serious illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. 10% of children worldwide are obese in the age of 4 years old, and 20% when they are 10 years old. After adulthood, it rises to 25%.
It turns out that this new procedure can reduce weight, but the unexpected side effect is a significant reduction in muscles and a sharp decrease, so medical staff stress that proper nutrition counseling after surgery is very important.
To find out more, Dr. Takahashi and his team studied CT scans of 16 overweight or obese patients who underwent left gastric artery embolization for gastrointestinal bleeding.
The results were compared to a control group of 16 outpatients who underwent left gastric artery embolization but underwent CT scans at two different time periods of non-specific abdominal pain. All 16 individuals experienced significant weight loss after embolization and lost an average of 6.4% in one and a half months. The average weight decreased by 6.3%, but the skeletal muscle index decreased by 6.8%. Skeletal muscle is very important for health. Losing it can damage the body's function and metabolism, and the risk of injury is higher. The body fat index decreased by an average of 3.7%, and most of the fat reduction was subcutaneous, or fat directly under the skin.
This operation has undoubtedly solved the problem of weight loss, but it has brought us many new problems. Whether it has already continued this operation still needs to be discussed in depth.
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