Benefits to being fat?

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    Nov 21, 2009 12:31 AM GMT
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    Members of a gang arrested in Peru have confessed to killing people and extracting their body fat to sell to international cosmetic companies, police claim. Skip related content
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    Three men were tracked down in the jungle of remote Huanuco province, where officials also found human remains and two bottles of fat.

    Colonel Jorge Mejia, chief of Peru's anti-kidnapping police, told reporters the trio admitted to the murder of five people - and to draining the corpses.

    The men revealed one litre of human fat could fetch $15,000 (more than £9,000), he added.

    Describing the grisly method of fat extraction, Col Mejia said the gang would cut off victims' heads and limbs, take out the organs and then hang the torsos above candles to heat the flesh - letting the fat drip into tubs below.

    It was then sold on to intermediaries in Peru's capital Lima, before heading to cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies in Europe.

    However, Col Mejia conceded police could not confirm any fat had been sold.

    Medical experts have cast doubt on the trade of human fat but said it was used in anti-wrinkle treatments.

    The fat is normally always taken from a living patient, usually from the stomach or buttocks.

    "I can't see why there would be a black market for fat," said Dr Adam Katz, a professor of plastic surgery at the University of Virginia medical school.

    "It doesn't make any sense at all, because in most countries we can get fat so readily and in such amounts from people who are willing and ready to donate that I don't see why there would ever be a black market for fat."

    Peruvian authorities said at least six men remained at large - including alleged gang leader, Hilario Cudena.

    One of the men in custody reportedly told police Cudena has been killing people for their fat for more than 30 years.


    15k Damn.........Apparently my ass is worth more than my bank account icon_razz.gif
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    Nov 21, 2009 12:44 AM GMT
    You can make designer soap from fat. icon_wink.gif

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    Nov 21, 2009 12:49 AM GMT
    1st rule of fight club....


    shhhhhhhhhh.
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    Nov 21, 2009 5:03 AM GMT
    I heard about this in the news... very.... yeah.

    Anyway, who wants you to lose your ass?
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    Nov 21, 2009 8:32 AM GMT
    MsclDrew said15k Damn.........Apparently my ass is worth more than my bank account icon_razz.gif


    I´d rather have your ass than your money too icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 21, 2009 9:28 AM GMT
    Can I sell, my stubborn , hard to get rid of mid section?
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    Nov 21, 2009 11:03 AM GMT
    well...

    I use placenta, brain lipid and bone marrow for my face. I am 44 and have been using this stuff for 20 years and (maybe?) look like I am in my thirties.

    So...

    I thought my shit came from sheep.. Maybe, just maybe.
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    Nov 21, 2009 11:41 AM GMT
    Another benefit... the toxic effects of hydrophobic toxicants such as naphthalene was shown to be of smaller gravity due to napthalene being stored in the adipose tissue rather than going directly into the blood stream.icon_cool.gif
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    Nov 21, 2009 11:52 AM GMT
    yea on most airlines you can still get 2 seats for free
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    Nov 21, 2009 12:27 PM GMT
    tracker637 saidAnother benefit... the toxic effects of hydrophobic toxicants such as naphthalene was shown to be of smaller gravity due to napthalene being stored in the adipose tissue rather than going directly into the blood stream.icon_cool.gif


    what?
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    Nov 21, 2009 12:46 PM GMT
    Sorry Drew, I don't think there is 15k worth of fat on your ass. ;)
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    Nov 21, 2009 12:57 PM GMT
    tracker637 saidAnother benefit... the toxic effects of hydrophobic toxicants such as naphthalene was shown to be of smaller gravity due to napthalene being stored in the adipose tissue rather than going directly into the blood stream.icon_cool.gif


    I concur

    However exposure to carcinogenic chemicals such as formaledyde has been found to be deposited in adipose tissue there by decreasing the clearance rate and increasing the exposure to tissuesicon_cool.gif
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    Nov 21, 2009 1:19 PM GMT
    MsclDrew saidHowever exposure to carcinogenic chemicals such as formaledyde has been found to be deposited in adipose tissue there by decreasing the clearance rate and increasing the exposure to tissuesicon_cool.gif


    I love it when you talk dirty.
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    Nov 21, 2009 1:23 PM GMT
    Lostboy said
    MsclDrew saidHowever exposure to carcinogenic chemicals such as formaledyde has been found to be deposited in adipose tissue there by decreasing the clearance rate and increasing the exposure to tissuesicon_cool.gif


    I love it when you talk dirty.


    Muah!

    I know you do baby ;-)
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    Nov 21, 2009 1:51 PM GMT
    This doesn't ring true at all. As the expert in the article stated, fat is readily available pretty much everywhere.

    Any liposuction procedure could easily produce one litre of fat and the surgery itself costs about 1/3 of what just the fat would supposedly fetch.

    So, either there's a misconception in Peru or this is just a killer's bizarre excuse.
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    Nov 21, 2009 1:59 PM GMT
    Shit! I lost 7Kg with the flu, I lost my retirement fund! Nothing is safe in this economy!
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    Nov 21, 2009 3:59 PM GMT
    a2jock saidSorry Drew, I don't think there is 15k worth of fat on your ass. ;)


    Yes......

    But for a $200 investment in chocolate milk and snack cakes, that's a 7500% return
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    Nov 21, 2009 4:15 PM GMT
    so if fat costs so much, why isn't libosuction a free procedure? lol i mean, the money it costs and the money it makes should cancel out right? isn't a patient in effect selling her fat?
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    Nov 21, 2009 4:29 PM GMT
    czarodziej saidso if fat costs so much, why isn't libosuction a free procedure? lol i mean, the money it costs and the money it makes should cancel out right? isn't a patient in effect selling her fat?


    yeah that's what I thought but in most western countries organs, blood and body tissue have no legal monetary value so a paitent couldn't sell them for use in another, plus no respecable western cosmetic surgeon would be seen acting as a fat broker image aside there would be legally responsible for issues with infection and disease

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    Nov 21, 2009 4:47 PM GMT
    Health care reform should include a provision where obese people can have lipo for free and the government could sell the fat to cosmetic companies. The program will pay for itself.

    Just an idea..........
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    Nov 25, 2009 9:27 AM GMT
    i guess it depends on the nature of the toxicant and how it is metabolized inside the boddeeh ;) hehehe..

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    tracker637 saidAnother benefit... the toxic effects of hydrophobic toxicants such as naphthalene was shown to be of smaller gravity due to napthalene being stored in the adipose tissue rather than going directly into the blood stream.icon_cool.gif


    I concur

    However exposure to carcinogenic chemicals such as formaledyde has been found to be deposited in adipose tissue there by decreasing the clearance rate and increasing the exposure to tissuesicon_cool.gif