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Fat Scans?

Well, this is a suspicious one. Apparently London's Medical Research Council suggests people undergo a special MRI scan to detect whether or not they are fat. The Diabetes Blog passes it on:
Scientists from London's Medical Research Council suggest that some people undergo what they are calling a "Fat Scan" -- an MRI to detect if slimmer looking people have excess fat around and inside their organs. Though most newer MRI machines are capable of measuring fat, only three centers (one in Dallas, one in New York, and one in San Diego) are currently using them for this purpose, and are doing so only for research purposes.

Until this MRI "Fat Scan" technology is perfected and regularly utilized, it's best to follow a healthy diet and regular exercise program, regardless of how fit they may appear on the outside.
Sounds like a big fear-induced money maker to me, just like total body scans. What do you think?
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Eric Maurette - April 3, 2007 2:48 PM

Congrats for your posts wich are full of common sense and realism

Joe Fitzpatrick - April 3, 2007 5:51 PM

Sounds like a big fear-inducing money maker to me. I am pretty sure I have a lot of fat around my organs, and don't really need the confirmation. Perhaps we should all just stay away from gadgets we don't need atm and go for a walk.

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