What a day. At 9.30am, I was pouring liquid nitrogen on a balloon in front of 200 children at Malabar State School. Then at 10.30am, I experienced the honour of having my research published in the BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal). Figuring out where human fat goes took months of reading and thinking and bashing my head against the awesome wall of medical and scientific literature.
This all started when I lost 16 kg starting in January 2013. It all paid off today.
Thanks to The BMJ’s reputation, the story is going berserk. It appeared on BBC News, The Daily Mail, Los Angeles Times, The Scotsman, the Belfast Telegraph, the Irish Examiner, The Times of India, NPR’s Health blog, Lenny Bernstein’s Washington Post health blog and a long, growing list of others. Best of all, my beloved ABC Science Online News in Science reported the news and I even chucked dry ice into a cylinder of water on an ABC 24 national news television broadcast.