Coronary Artery Disease better predicted by liver fat than

Coronary Artery Disease better predicted by liver fat than

Hello CardioMeta-fans!

I’ll be posting interesting shorts here on studies I dig up in my daily PubMed wanderings. I’ll keep the commentary short and sweet, and leave further digging up to those who are interested.

This study falls squarely into a very popular area for my research…how best can we assess people for risk of disease? Preferably we look for non-invasive, inexpensive approaches with solid scientific validation. This one meets those criteria nicely. It is essentially telling us that assessment of liver fat is more useful in predicting narrowing of the coronary arteries. I think it’s worth noting that one can almost always safely assume that if the coronary arteries are narrowing (becoming Ste optic), it’s due to plaque and sclerotic processes that are reducing the diameter of the artery. And, it’s fairly safe to assume there are sclerotic processes narrowing other arteries in the vascular system. The ones that are particular concerning would be those in the brain.

So, as the title suggests, it worth having an idea bout your liver fat content. This can be precisely determined with ultrasound and other imaging techniques. Those techniques can be somewhat costly, but are quite useful.

An alternative approach to assessment of liver fat is through the Fatty Liver Index. This index is included as one of 10 strategic assessment values in the CardioMetaboliQ™️ Home Blood Test.

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