In the search to understand metabolic disease, prevention and treatments, people are often broadly categorized using relatively crude tools. This removes the individualized perspective. For example, obesity is commonly described using BMI (body mass index – weight in kg / height in m2), and individuals are placed in one of five categories ranging from underweight to obesity. However, the health risks related to obesity are more closely linked with body composition — which is the amount of muscle and fat in the body — than with generalized anthropometric measurements, such as body weight, BMI and waist circumference. The use of such broad, discrete categories like obesity, overweight, normal weight and underweight, or even high liver fat / low liver fat, to describe individuals should be questioned. Such categorizations run the risk of grouping individuals with little resemblance to one another, lacking both accuracy and precision for appropriate metabolic disease identification and management. In this webinar, the speakers introduce body composition profiling with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as an effective tool to manage metabolic disease state.
To read more about the June 21, 2022 webinar From BMI to BCP: Body Composition Profiling with MRI for Metabolic Disease Management, Health Risks & Healthy Lifestyle Choices and the speakers go to the webinar page.
Register for this webinar to gain insights into body composition profiling with MRI, how such measurements have been used in recent research and the recent advancements that have made MRI-based body composition profiling available for clinical use nowadays.