Scientists May Be Able To Trigger Weight Loss By Freezing ‘Hunger Nerve’

Ummm. Count me in. Emory University recently conducted a pilot study to determine if focusing on the nerve that triggers hunger signals to the brain can influence weight loss.

By Cody Briana on March 26, 2018
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Ummm. Count me in. Emory University recently conducted a pilot study to determine if focusing on the nerve that triggers hunger signals to the brain can influence weight loss, KIRO 7 reports. The scientists developed a procedure that freezes the nerve, reducing the “attrition that is common with weight-loss efforts,” co-author David Prologo wrote.

10 subjects with a body mass index between 30 and 37 were tested with their methods and examined for 90 days. Interestingly enough, they found that all the subjects had a decreased appetite. They also had an overall average body weight loss of 3.6% and an average body mass index decline of 14%.

They’re currently recruiting more individuals to undergo the process for a larger clinical trial. Hi. I’m available.

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