High Fat Diet? — Managing Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

High fat diets are are on ongoing concern in today’s society, contributing to the rapid rise in rates of obesity and metabolic syndrome, both of which are serious health issues to human beings.

During this study, mice were treated with high fat diets and observed to have a multitude of adverse effects, including an increase in their body/fat tissue weight, blood fatty acid levels and a decrease in their circulation and skeletal muscle L-carnitine levels. More importantly, the addition of hyperbaric oxygen therapy reversed these negative changes.

Hyperbaric Oxygen’s ability to help the body correct the harmful changes caused by high fat diets allows this treatment to be “a promising physical therapy for management of metabolic syndrome and obesity”. <view study>