Monthly Archives: October 2015

Neck fat compartments in obesity

In a recent publication in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Martin Torriani et al. used whole-body CT imaging to show that fat accumulation in the neck is correlated with cardiovascular risk and has different patterns in men and women. Further, neck fat accumulation involved specific neck compartments as adiposity increases. Read more here.

(A) Anatomic compartments of the neck at the level of C5. Tracings delimit subcutaneous (NATsc), posterior (NATpost), and perivertebral (NATperivert) compartments. (B) NAT compartments in a lean female without metabolic syndrome (27 years, BMI 23 kg/m2). (C) NAT accumulation in an obese female with metabolic syndrome (61 years, BMI 30 kg/m2).

(A) Anatomic compartments of the neck at the level of C5. Tracings delimit subcutaneous (NATsc), posterior (NATpost), and perivertebral (NATperivert) compartments. (B) NAT compartments in a lean female without metabolic syndrome (27 years, BMI 23 kg/m2). (C) NAT accumulation in an obese female with metabolic syndrome (61 years, BMI 30 kg/m2).