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    LLLT performs well for body slimming, study shows


    Marion, Ind. — A new study suggests that low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is effective for body slimming.

    A research team led by Marion cosmetic surgeon Robert F. Jackson, M.D., evaluated data from 689 participants who each received six LLLT treatments over two weeks to reduce subcutaneous fat deposits in the waist, hips and thighs. Measurements of waist, hips, thighs, arms, knees, neck and chest were recorded at baseline and post-procedure.

    HealthDay News reports that one week after treatment, investigators found a mean circumferential reduction in the waist, hips and thighs of 3.27 inches. Overall mean reduction across all measurement points was 5.17 inches. Significant circumferential reduction was seen in each of the anatomical regions measured.

    “These data reveal that the circumferential reduction exhibited following LLLT is not attributable to fluid or fat relocation as all measurement points, including non-treated regions, reported an inch loss,” the authors wrote.

    The study was published in the March issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

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    Bill Gillette
    Bill Gillette is a freelance writer based in Richmond Heights, Ohio.

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