Imaging shows impact of exercise on fat deposits

Researchers conducted MRIs on 12 patients before and after six months of a moderate intensity endurance and resistance exercise program of 3.5–6 hours per week.

Imaging showed pericardial fat behaved similarly to intra-abdominal visceral fat in response to exercise training, and fat content in the liver also decreased substantially, the authors said.

“In the future we hope to be able to use advanced imaging techniques to predict in individual patients which therapeutic