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Obesity

Are you obese? Are you interested in learning about the best way to lose weight?

Calculate your BMI at the bottom of this page.


BMI > 30? 
 you may benefit from a Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan and total body composition analysis  


About Body Composition & Body Fat Testing


Your body is made of water, protein, carbohydrate, vitamins and minerals, and fat. Too much fat, particularly at the waist, puts you at a higher risk for heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer.

Overweight refers to having increased body weight in relation to height while obesity is defined as having an excessively high amount of body fat in relation to lean body mass. Understanding the total body fat as well as the distribution of fat throughout the body is important in assessing overall health.

Popular assessments of body mass include body mass index (BMI), anthropometry (skin-fold measurements), and hydrodensitometry (water weighing). DXA is a safe, more accurate alternative to these methods for body fat and body composition testing.


After your scan is complete, your comprehensive body composition report is printed 
immediately and your docotor will discuss your results with you.