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Multi-Frequency, Segmental Body Composition Analysis (8-point body analysis)
It is well established that body weight alone is not a good indicator of good health as it does not distinguish between the weight that is distributed as body fat or the weight that is distributed as lean muscle. Monitoring body weight alone is very misleading, because a scale cannot distinguish between a pound of fat and a pound of muscle. We know that carrying too much as body fat greatly increases our risk for heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer. Prevalence of metabolic diseases, particularly related to insulin resistance, are likely to increase as the combination of abdominal obesity and a sedentary lifestyle becomes more common. Therefore, it is essential to understand how the composition of our bodies is distributed between fat and muscle as it reflects the result of a person’s physical activity, nutritional practices and risk of disease.

Body composition analysis is the best tool to use as an indicator of overall health. Having the right apparatus to accurately measure the amount of your weight as fat and muscle has taken on greater importance with the increased prevalence of obesity. Body composition is also an important clinical tool for monitoring weight loss associated with conditions such as cancer, ALS, etc. as well as active individuals on exercise/weight training programs who need to monitor the shifts in body weight. Body composition analysis would reveal these important shifts that a scale cannot and will enable individuals to make sensible decisions regarding nutrition and exercise programs.

Bioimpedance analysis (BIA) has become a widely accepted method for the determination of body composition due to its simplicity, speed and noninvasive nature. While BIA is recognized as one of the more reliable methods, not all devices or methods are able to achieve the level of accuracy required to assess body fat and lean muscle. The accuracy of a BIA device depends primarily on the number of frequencies at which measurements are taken. Recent developments with BIA technology using multiple signal frequencies have the ability to estimate fat in different regions (segmental) of the body such as the abdomen. Due to the close association between abdominal obesity and metabolic complications & diseases (diabetes and cardiovascular disease), such data is of greater clinical relevance than traditional whole-body estimates. At the Nutrition Therapy Center, we use the latest eight electrode, multi-frequency, segmental body composition analyzer for accurate and reliable results.

What the Test Reveals
  • Body Composition: Total Weight, Weight Contributed By Fat, Weight Contributed By Muscle, Weight Contributed By Water
  • Body Mass Index
  • Percent Body Fat (%)
  • Segmented Body Composition: Weight In Fat & Muscle In Right Arm, Left Arm, Trunk (Abdomen), Right Leg, Left Leg
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