A new ultrasonographic technique has been developed at NutriKeto_Lab to measure the thickness of the fat between the aorta and the superior mesenteric artery
The clinical study demonstrated the relationship between the new ultrasound measurement and clinical and anthropometric data in a consecutive series (55) of obese patients.
The ultrasonographic evaluation correlated to the presence of metabolic syndrome and could be a valuable tool to predict metabolic diseases and associated cardiovascular risks in men.
Monaco, Luigi, et al. “Aortomesenteric fat thickness with ultrasound predicts metabolic diseases in obese patients.” The American journal of the medical sciences 347.1 (2014): 8-13.