FIGURE 22.2. Measurement of metabolic phenotype.


Measurement of metabolic phenotype. Current metabolic phenotype can be measured in a number of ways. Clinical evaluation includes a variety of scales, assessors, and diagnoses. Clinical measures of biochemical function include the measurement of blood glucose, insulin, lipids, pH, anthropometric measurements such as BMI, kg/m2 and blood pressure. Imaging technology includes radiology, MRI, computerized axial tomography (CAT) scans, dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA), and others. Functional assessments include real-time MRI, stress testing, FMD, and measurement of postprandial response, among others.

From: Chapter 22, Food Intake and Obesity: The Case of Fat

Cover of Fat Detection
Fat Detection: Taste, Texture, and Post Ingestive Effects.
Montmayeur JP, le Coutre J, editors.
Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press; 2010.
Copyright © 2010, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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