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What is a DXA

About Body Composition & Body Fat Testing

Your body is made of water, protein, carbohydrate, vitamins and minerals, and fat.

Dxa TBC as tool for athletes whose aim is optimal body composition for the purpose of enhanced athletic performance.

Dxa TBC in Health Care- Too much fat, particularly at the waist, puts you at a higher risk for heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer. Understanding the total body fat as well as the distribution of fat throughout the body is important in assessing overall health.

Dxa TBC in Weight Loss- 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.

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.

About DXA Scanning

A DXA scan (formerly known as DEXA scanning) is a low-dose x-ray. In fact, total radiation exposure is less than a daily dose from environmental sources. The DXA scan procedure is relatively quick and generally takes less than seven minutes (depending on body size).

The individual being tested remains fully clothed and lies still in a supine position for the duration of the x-ray. At the end of the study, a technician will provide you with a printout of your results.