Quantification by MRI of visceral fat and its correlation with the presence of criteria of metabolic syndrome

      Aim: Visceral fat increases the vascular risk. Diagnostic techniques are necessary to discriminate visceral fat from the subcutaneous one. The fat quantified by CT has already demonstrated an independent correlation with the metabolic alterations that define Metabolic Syndrome (MS). The aim is to quantify the hepatic and pancreatic fat in essential hypertensive patients by MRI and to determine its correlation with the presence of MS criteria.
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