Successful experiments to control obesity with ultrasound
New York: US scientists have succeeded in controlling obesity in mice by focusing on ultrasound waves during experiments.
If the same strategy proves effective in humans, then hopefully in the next few years we will have a new way to eliminate human obesity without the need for medication and surgery.
In the first phase of the experiments, the scientists divided the rats into two groups: one group was fed a healthy diet daily for eight weeks, while the other group was fed a Western-style diet rich in fats and carbohydrates.
As expected, rats that ate a diet high in fat and carbohydrates increased their body fat and weight more than those who ate a healthy diet during those eight weeks.
In the next step, all these mice, continuing their previous diet, were divided into two different groups: one group was given daily focused ultrasound waves (pFUS) on the liver, while the other group was given another CB on the liver. Harmful rays were showered.
This phase also lasted for eight weeks.
The health of rats exposed to daily harmful radiation, including healthy-eating rats, remained the same.
However, along with a diet rich in fats and carbohydrates, as well as a daily “diet” of concentrated ultrasound waves, weight gain and fat gain were significantly controlled in mice.
They began to eat less, accumulated less fat on their stomachs, and gained less weight. Not only that, but they also reduced the amount of certain compounds related to fat and obesity in their blood.
It should be noted that some research in the past has shown that focusing ultrasound waves on the liver increases the special activity in the liver to reduce obesity and fat.
Experts from the New York-based Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and GE Research carried out the same experiments on mice, which proved to be very successful.
Details of this experiment and the results are published in the latest issue of the online research journal “Scientific Reports”.