A recent study published in the Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences found that removing abdominal fat in mice helped prevent skin cancer and slow the development of tumors caused by ultraviolet radiation.

The results showed that mice that were fed a high-fat diet had reduced tumor numbers and volume of tumors by 75% when the mice were exposed to high-energy ultraviolet light.

Although this study was performed on animals, it is a promising treatment to prevent skin cancer in humans.  Dr. Joel Schlessinger says that although he has never observed lower incidences of skin cancer in patients who have undergone SmartLipo or tumescent liposuction, he finds this study to be highly interesting.

“Rarely do we see the benefits of SmartLipo or tumescent liposuction for anything other than overall psychological well-being, but this shows that fat removal and, of course, keeping fat from appearing can be beneficial,” he says.

“We all know that being overweight can cause a host of problems, but this study seems to show that it can be the cause of other vastly unrelated issues, such as skin cancer.”

At this point in time, no trials have been performed on humans. The results are not conclusive to prevent skin cancer among human beings at this time.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends eating healthy and exercising regularly to keep at an ideal weight to avoid health problems. Not only may this help prevent skin cancer, but it can also keep you looking and feeling great.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger offers both tumescent liposuction and SmartLipo procedures at his clinic in Omaha, Nebraska. To find out more about these procedures or set up a consultation, contact us by email or call us at 402-334-7546.

Posted Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 at 2:49 pm
Filed Under Category: Cosmetic Surgery, Liposuction, Research and Studies
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