Body Composition Analysis (BCA) measures an individual’s body fat, muscle mass, bone mass and water content. These parameters collectively amass a person’s total body weight. The significance of the results is analysed in relations to height, age and gender. As a precaution, at the same time we measure the Waist-to-Hip Ratio for the Trunk Obesity Risk Score (Tanita ViScan score), closely related to the metabolic syndrome.
We use advanced technology to measure body composition called Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA). This process involves passing harmless electric currents through the body to measure the tissue-specific impedance. BCA with BIA analyses the body as a whole and per individual segment such as arms, legs and trunk. It closely estimates the percentage of fat inside the trunk of the body, known as the Visceral Fat, which is a higher predictor of health risk than total body fat. It also offers important information of the distribution of the total body water in the extra-cellular and intra-cellular compartments of the body, important distinction in water retention and dehydration. BCA with BIA allows also the calculation of the Phase Angle, an indicator of cellular health.
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