Obese Mice

Assessment of % Body Fat

Whole body MRI  spectroscopy has been used to assess the body fat of mice.

This provides a quick and accurate determination of the percentage body fat.

 Picture of a wild type mouse  Picture of an obese mouse
 NMR spectroscopy plot for a wild type mouse  NMR spectroscopy plot for an obese mouse
1H NMR spectra of wild type 1H NMR spectra of obese mice

The percentage of body fat is determined from the area under the curve of the water resonance (AUCH2O) and the area under the curve of the lipid resonace (AUClipid)