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Revista chilena de radiología

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LABBE ATENAS, Tomás et al. Imaging in obesity: contributing to a deeper understanding of the disease. Rev. chil. radiol. [online]. 2020, vol.26, n.1, pp.17-24. ISSN 0717-9308.

Obesity constitutes a relevant issue in public health. It acts both like a risk factor for most of the non-communicable diseases and as an independent nosologic entity. The imaging studies have contributed, from several perspectives, to elucidate the underlying mechanisms of the disease. its complications, progression, involved cognitive phenomena and the response to different therapeutic approaches. The objective of this article is to provide a global view about how the imaging studies, particularly those based on magnetic resonance imaging, have given a deeper comprehension of the related metabolic and cognitive mechanisms and some facts related to the treatment. Additionally, future directions of this field are discussed.

Keywords : Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Obesity; Patho; Radiology.

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