Re: Obesity

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Thu Mar 30 2000 - 08:33:12 MST

From: Jeff Davis <>

>Fat is stored in cells, and released when needed, right?
>Logically there is a biochemical situation which signals that

>Doesn't it seem logical that the fat so released is, at least
>temporarily, in the bloodstream?

>If this process was understood more precisely, might it not be
>possible to

>(1) artificially signal the fat cells to release the fat, then
>(2) divert the blood to a circuit outside the body, where the fat
>could be separated (perhaps by centrifuge) and removed?

Twice a month I donate platelets which has the temporary effect of
lowering your cholesterol. So perhaps if we discover the right
trigger chemical this would induce people to give regularly.


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