An injection that makes fat disappear? This revolutionary weight-loss breakthrough reported in major U. S. publications, such as The Washington Post and also internationally, such as The Herald Sun, Australia’s biggest newspaper.
like another scam? Consider the source: Dr. Zofia Zukowska. Be assured, Dr. Zukowska is not a snake-oil
promoter. Indeed, she is a highly educated and talented researcher at
It’s not an easy read. Fortunately for laypersons like me, the remarkable results of her research are summarized in the opening paragraph of the abstract.
Briefly, what Dr. Zukowska has been able to do in experimental animals is manipulate a particular chemical (neuropeptide Y, referred to as NPY) so that fat is either increased or decreased. The result is that fat can be “remodeled.”
The implications of this research are stunning. Lips or breasts could be enlarged through a simple injection. More importantly for most of us, belly fat could disappear with a shot in the stomach.
Human testing is about two years away, but Dr. Zukowska’s research could make dieting and surgical enhancements obsolete, assuming, of course, that any side effects are manageable.
Satisfying our desire to look better isn’t enough. We still need to exercise our bodies to build strength, maintain balance, strengthen the heart and remain flexible. Still, trimming down might encourage those of us who are discouraged by our excess weight to become more physically active.
This is exciting research. I’m staying in touch with Dr. Zukowska’s staff because I want to be first in line for a tummy injection. I have a couple of pounds of stubborn fat on my belly that just won’t go away! I’ll keep you posted.