Efficacy of Fat Mobilisation System (FMS) in the treatment of obesity and its utility in the resolution of gynecological problems related to overweight

Panminerva Med. 1994 Sep;36(3):142-8.


In industrialised countries the problem of overweight affects more than 50% of the adult population. Knowledge acquired over the past years has replaced the principally esthetic concept of obesity with the notion of a multifactorial pathology, the outcome of an imbalance in the individual's energy balance caused by an excessive food intake as well as an inadequate energy consumption. The Fat Mobilisation System (FMS), which is able to activate a fat clearance process following cold local application, has proved a valuable and well tolerated tool capable of influencing the entire system responsible for obesity. A group of 109 patients of both sexes, aged between 15 and 71 years old, with problems of overweight and/or figure faults linked to the localised accumulation of fat, underwent out-patient treatment in the form of bandaging with elasticated bandages soaked in active solution able to lower body temperature by 2-3 degrees C. The results were satisfactory in all cases. In particular, a group of 24 women (10 of a childbearing age, 7 in premenopause and 7 in menopause), in whom overweight was associated with gynecological problems, were evaluated by Department A of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the University of Turin. An improvement in gynecological symptoms was achieved in parallel to weight loss in all patients.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Controlled Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adipose Tissue / metabolism*
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cryotherapy / methods*
  • Female
  • Genital Diseases, Female / etiology
  • Genital Diseases, Female / metabolism
  • Genital Diseases, Female / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Obesity / complications
  • Obesity / metabolism
  • Obesity / therapy*