Monday, February 23, 2009

Measuring Fat by MRI

A striking image that won a National Geographic Picture of Year award. The images are full body MRI shots of two women: 5'6" 250 lbs on the left, 5'5" 120 lbs on the right.

Looks like there is a lot of alteration in most areas of the body except for brain and maybe the ankle area. I wonder if pictures like these could be used for the fight against obesity?


allovertheeowl said...

Interesting that she doesn't have cankles.

Fat people know they are fat. Just like smokers know smoking is bad for them. Showing them pictures of diseased lungs or MRIs like this won't do much to make them change their lifestyle unfortunately.

Demers said...

Awesome pictures. How much does it cost to get your own?