Dec 17, 2004
What is the best method for assessing intra-abdominal fat. Is there an imaging study that can be done like a CT or MRI? If there is intra-abdominal fat present, what is the most appropriate treatment available currently.
Response from Dr. Henry
Both of those imaging modalities have been used. In most studies we have been using single cut abdominal CT scans. The best treatment for increased visceral abdominal fat is unclear. Exercise, diet, treatment of insuline resistance, changing HIV meds, growth hormone-all appear helpful in some patients and are being studied. KH
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