The obesity epidemic: doctors scan patients in zoos and veterinary
British public hospitals have to seek the help of zoos and veterinary clinics to scan larger patients that do not fit into standard scanners, writes The Daily Mail. p>
Doctors blame the obesity epidemic. And in turn, the Royal Veterinary College, has already said that their CT scanners designed for horses, can be used to examine patients weighing 190.5 kilograms or more. However, the college will have to obtain a special license to legally examine people.
Must say, in the U.S., where the obesity rate stable at the maximum elevation, physicians are forced to resort to the help of a veterinarian, only in zoos. London Zoo has never held such a scan, but the representatives of the zoo does not deny: they request them. As for the computer scan, doctors often use it in order to determine the percentage of body fat and overall health check.
Independent experts are confident that this trend is alarming. Over time, chairs are wider, more durable bed – all this shows that having extra weight is now normal. British experts projected that by 2050, over 50% of all women and almost two-thirds of men will be obese.