A new study shows that depression and obesity are common side effects of cryo-fat loss, and that it is the combination of these conditions that leads to poorer outcomes.
Dr. David K. Kessler, director of the University of Colorado Health Center, said the study is important because it shows that cryo weight loss can have some benefits.
“We have been doing cryopreservation for about 40 years and have found that it can improve the quality of life,” he said.
Kessler, a clinical professor of medicine at CU Health and a professor at the University at Buffalo, said cryo surgery can improve mood and energy levels, and help people recover from chronic diseases such as heart disease.
Kendall is a patient in a CU Health facility and said the cryo procedure is not painful.
“I had a lot of people come in and say, ‘Oh, my gosh, this is really good.
This is a really good treatment for my depression,'” he said, adding that his life has improved.
“It was just a great thing to do, but it wasn’t the right thing to put into practice.”
Kessler is not the first to study cryo treatment for depression.
A 2008 study published in The Lancet found that cryoprotectants like erythromycin can improve patients’ mood.
But Kessler said the new study is the first study to look at cryoprocessing in combination with cryoprivation.
Kendra, who also is a consultant for the American Heart Association, said he is skeptical that cryonic freezing is a cure-all.
“It is a very, very big issue and it’s a very big risk.
And the people who are doing this are people who need to be cautious,” he told CBS News.”
What we have done is, by using cryoprime, we have shown that cryonics can help in some of the most difficult cases,” Kessler said.
The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Kathy Dehn is a reporter for CBS News Digital.
She contributed to this report.