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Visceral Fat: CT Exam

Other name for metabolic syndrome is……
Visceral Fat Syndrome.

Bad hormone is oozed out at accelerated pace from visceral fat tissue, as visceral fat is accumulating.
Metabolic syndrome is the one that diseases like arteriosclerosis, angina pectoris, cardiac infarct, brain infarct, fatty liver, diabetes, high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, and many cancers, becomes easy to be developed. This is metabolic syndrome.

Japanese who is suspicious for metabolic syndrome is 20.1 million.
Amazingly, 1 out of 2 males aged at 40’s to 74, and 1 out of 5 females are with metabolic syndrome suspicious. (Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Nationals Health / Nutritional Research). It is recommended that visceral fat CT can measure visceral fat with taking just one cross section image with less radiation amount.
Visceral fat can easily be reduced than fat beneath the skin, if daily habit like dietary habit or exercise is improved. On the contrary, if lazy enough, visceral fat can be increased easily. Visceral fat has a risk which is not applicable to fat beneath the skin, but at the same time, the effect can easily appear, or can easily reduce if you work hard.