If you've tried all the diets under the sun and still can't lose weight, cosmetic surgeon Nikolas Chugay has got your back. Actually, make that your tongue.
Amy Husser of The Vancouver Sun tells us the new medical procedure that will help you lose weight by making it painful to eat:
The medical procedure involves stitching a small piece of polyethylene mesh onto a patient's tongue, making it painful to ingest solid foods and forcing a low-calorie, liquid diet.
"The patch is a pattern interrupt," said Dr. Nikolas Chugay, the California-based plastic surgeon who developed the concept. "It is uncomfortable to eat solid foods, so people will all of a sudden remember, I am only to eat liquids."
Since last September, Chugay says 35 people have opted for the surgery, resulting in an average weight loss of 20 pounds (over the one-month period the postage-stamp-sized piece of fabric stays stitched on).
"These are people who have been through . . . every conceivable diet; they've tried everything and for some reason they just cannot stop eating," he said ...
Links | Dr. Chugay's website
BS Alert: The 'third-hand smoke' hoax
The thirdhand smoke scam
This study appears to be wall to wall junk science. They seem to be most worried about "carcinogenic tobacco-specific nitrosamines or TSNAs..several hundred nanograms per square meter of nitrosamines" (1)
Guess where Nitrosamines are also formed? Cooking fish, where TSNAs are measured in microgrammes, but in the Berkeley paper nanogrammes a factor of a thousand times smaller. (2)
Nitrosamines are also found in ham, milk, children's balloons and tap water. (3)
Finally the World Health Organization's cancer mouthpiece the International Agency Research on Cancer says on Nitrosamines: "5.2 Human carcinogenicity data. No data were (sic) available to the Working Group." (4)
So we have a dose that is so low, cooking a fish produces 1,000 times more "carcinogens" on a chemical which has not been proven to cause cancer in the first place.
Junk science that insults the intelligence.
Thirdhand smoke fever - another example of prejudice and propaganda
The Second-Hand Smoke Charade
You see we had to cut tobacco control in order to create anti-obesity science as we did with second hand smoke,so look at all the smoking bans we now have in place,oh never mind that we paid off politicians to make it happen........
Nutrition can be achieved even on a very low claorie diet. It just needs to have a lot more work done along with it to make sure this isn't just a new way to yo-yo people's metabolism and weight loss.
No harm ever comes from making fun of people.