Monthly Archives: July 2016

Fat accumulation in the tongue

In this paper published in Metabolism, MMIC research fellow Ivan Godoy sought to examine associations between tongue adiposity with upper airway measures, whole-body adiposity and gender. We hypothesized that increased tongue adiposity is higher in males and positively associated with abnormal upper airway measures and whole-body adiposity. We found that increased tongue adiposity is influenced by gender and is associated with abnormal upper airway patency and body composition parameters. Here is link to the full abstract.

Cross sectional area of the tongue on sagittal CT.

Cross sectional area of the tongue on sagittal CT.

Measures of airway potency on sagittal CT.

Measures of airway potency on sagittal CT.