Thursday, April 7, 2011

Aesthetic Medicine

Jolly statistics about weight loss agree that statistics - not the most interesting thing in the world. Numbers, percentages, graphs boring things. However, for the faceless figures hide the real facts. Sometimes - scary, sometimes - hopeful. Dr. Kevin Cahill understood the implications. Let's start with the sad. In the world of 1.7 billion people are overweight and 259 million obese patients. In Russia, no less impressive data - 30% of the population suffer from overweight and 25% (one out of four!) - From obesity.

Next - worse. According to statistics, the notorious, most dieters do not succeed. And the majority of weight loss did not get to keep the achieved results. "Magic" diets, exhausting physical load, surgical intervention, "magic" pills - none of this improves the overall statistics. We're finally starting to understand that all of the above, at best, provides only short-term results and well, if without serious consequences for health.

But let's not get depressed. Perhaps the first step towards the attainment of normal weight - to understand that the promises like "lose weight fast and forever!", "10 kg for a week!" Should not attract, but rather scare. And now - the real data. Not shocking, not deprived of sleep, just objective figures obtained for the 2006-2009 year in patients with overweight and obesity in the center Aesthetic Medicine 'Assen'. To study the effectiveness of the method 'NEEDLE dr ' was randomly generated sample of 225 people. Of these, 80 overweight (average weight - 76 kg), 83 - 1 degree of obesity (Average weight - 89 kg), 42 - 2 degrees of obesity (average weight - 104 kg) and 20 people - from grade 3 obesity (average weight - 117 kg). Monitoring of patients occurred during the 4 weeks. It was found that 61% of patients lost more than 4 kg. The relation between the four groups, of course, different. It is known that the more overweight, the easier it go the first weight. So, if a group of overweight people for two weeks more than 4 kg lost 45% in the group with Obesity 3 degrees over the same period by more than 4 kg lost weight 90% (ie, 18 people from 20!). Moreover, if the first group of more than 2 kg (taken over a minimum figure) lost 81% in the second and third - 89% and 98%, respectively, in the fourth group more than 2 kg of disposed 100% of losing weight. The study took into account not only dropped pounds, but also changes in fat mass and waist circumference in centimeters. 5 cm decreased at the waist by 14 people from groups with an average weight of 76 and 89 kg, 5 people from the weight category 104 kg and 9 people in the group with a weight of 117 kg. Weight loss occurred mainly at the expense of fat mass, and partly of common water. You can continue to operate on numbers, but the main thing - not the case. And the fact that individual approach to each patient, and 90% (all without numbers still did not work!) showed a stable weight reduction. And it - an encouraging result.

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