Monthly Archives: February 2015

VAT and SAT FDG activity in metabolically health obese

In this study published in Obesity, MMIC research fellow Adriana Oliveira et al. sought to  measure FDG uptake in visceral (VAT) and subcutaneous (SAT) adipose tissue of metabolically healthy obese (MHO) and metabolically abnormal obese (MAO) compared to metabolically healthy lean (MHL) subjects. Given that MHO has increased metabolic risk, it was hypothesized that MHO and MAO display similar VAT FDG uptake. We found that FDG uptake in VAT of MHO is similar to MAO and lower than MHL, suggesting these subjects may present similar VAT dysfunction. You can read the full article here.

FDG PET CT of VAT/SAT

FDG PET CT of VAT/SAT