Belly fat is a common concern among middle-aged people, more so within men than women. And with increased disposable income, urban populations across the world are investing time and energy in order to maintain a fat-free or flat stomach. These populations can now also resort to carbon dioxide gas injections, also known as carbonxytherapy, which has been found capable of reducing belly fat by a recent research study conducted at the Northwestern Medicine study.
The study has shown that these CO2 gas injections can potentially eliminate fat aggregated around the stomach, although the changes observed were modest at most, and their long-term effects are yet to be tested.
According to Dr. Murad Alam, the VC Dermatology at the Northwestern University, carbonxytherapy can turn out to be an efficient mode of eliminating stomach fat, but there are plenty of optimizations that are still pending that will make them more long-lasting. The study was conducted on 16 adults who were well within their body mass ration of 22 to 29 but with belly fat.
The striking benefit of the technique developed at the American University is that it costs pretty less and is safe. Moreover, those patients who do not prefer surgical procedures and opt for natural therapies, can use these non-invasive methods.
It must be noted that a number of non-invasive procedures to reduce belly fat are already available, such as radiofrequency, high intensity ultrasound, cryolipolysis, laser-assisted fat reduction, and chemical adipocytolysis. On the other hand, carboxytherapy has so far remained mostly out of the United States, and the knowledge on how it works has remained limited.