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Hot sauce ingredient reduces ‘beer belly’ fat as a weight-loss surgery alternative

Posted May 10, 2012

Ali Tavakkoli, MD, BWH Department of Surgery, and his team have published a study investigating whether two surgeries called vagal de-afferentation—which uses capsaicin, the component responsible for the chili pepper’s burning sensation—and vagatomy can achieve weight loss and reduce the risk of obesity-related diseases with fewer side effects when compared to today’s bariatric surgical options.

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