Monday, February 19, 2007

You may look thin  and be too fat | News | Health | Telegraph

You may look thin  and be too fat | News | Health | Telegraph :

"Research highlighting the danger of fat around vital organs could change the way we tackle obesity, reports Nic Fleming. MRI scans on four guinea pigs had surprising results

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The team at the Medical Research Council's Clinical Sciences Centre has used a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner at Hammersmith Hospital in London to map the fat distribution of 600 volunteers. Their results suggest that up to four in 10 people could be "tofi" – thin outside, fat inside.

Previous research has shown someone with a lot of internal fat around the liver, gut, heart and pancreas, or streaked through under-used muscles, has a higher risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and some cancers than someone with high levels of external fat."

Cool pictures showing fat disribution

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