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Body Composition Analysis

DXA ScanNutrition, exercise and aging may have profound effects on an individual’s body composition. Body composition measurement with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) can look beyond weight and the traditional body mass index (BMI) to determine body fat distribution – an important risk factor in a variety of serious diseases. More broadly speaking, information from DXA exams can prove valuable in conditions, such as: Obesity, Anorexia nervosa, Cystic fibrosis, Wasting syndrome (caused by HIV/AIDS) and Chronic renal failure. Today’s body composition measurement tools can even make athletes make decisions on the training regimens they use to achieve the best performance. In all these cases, body composition scans measurement contributes to a thorough patient evaluation and helps to monitor the effects of therapy, diet or exercise.

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