Zap to the head leads to fat loss

Stimulating vestibular nerve to reduce obesity shows promise in small study

person measuring waist

TRUNK TRIM  People who received stimulation of the vestibular nerve, which runs just behind the ears, lost on average about 8 percent of the fat on their trunks in four months.


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