Gold standard in body composition analysis just got cheaper

The gold standard in body composition (muscle to fat) analysis just got cheaper and presumably more accessible with GE Healthcare’s Lunar InBody range.

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At Obesity 2010, I got a chance to hop on their InBody 720 and after a couple of minutes and some harmless electrical currents passing through my body, was in possession of a break down of my muscle received a print out (results to follow) showing the percentage breakdown and distribution of my body’s muscle and fat. 

While bioelectrical impedance has been around for while this level of accuracy has not. This machine which retails for around US$16k will bring research grade analysis and an understanding of the unique relationship that exists between our lean muscle and fat to a wider audience.    

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