The benefits and purposes of body composition analysis

Body composition analysis uses the mass and fluid compartments of the body when taking measurements and analyzing results. A bioimpedance analyzer (BIA) measures body composition electronically. A qualified medical professional uses the results to diagnose a disease, recommend a treatment request.

The purpose of body composition analysis is to monitor and improve function. For healthy people, compartment analysis of lean cell mass and body cells can help maintain function, productivity, immunity, exercise capacity, and longevity.

The Importance of a Body Composition Analysis: Elmer R Symonett, MD: Medical Weight Loss

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The obesity epidemic continues to increase all around the world. The diagnostic criteria for obesity are a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more, or a fat mass of more than 25 percent in men or more than 30 percent in women.

Obesity is always associated with health risks. Although the link to health effects is not fully understood, recent research shows that gene expression in adipose tissue is promising.

What can we do to achieve a healthy body composition? It is a well-known fact that healthy eating and physical activity play a key role in living healthy throughout our lives. 

Patients are bombarded with conflicting reports about what to eat, how much to eat, what diet to eat, what exercise to do, or what exercise equipment to buy. In short, you have the opportunity to be informed and do what is best for you to achieve a healthy body composition.