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:Well, this is a suspicious one. Apparently
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.Sounds like a big fear-induced money maker to me, just like total body scans. What do you think?
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.