London’s best medical just got better! The BOD POD is now here at Medpoint!
Medpoint has acquired Southwestern Ontario’s only non-researched based BOD POD and is now including it in our CAHA.
The BOD POD Gold Standard Body Composition Tracking System is an Air Displacement Plethysmograph which uses whole-body densitometry to determine body composition (fat and fat-free mass) in adults and children.
The BOD POD’s precision, accuracy, and reliability have been validated through many independent research studies with various subject populations and in the field by leading universities, sports teams, fitness clubs, military organizations, and weight management centers.
Body Composition – one of the best indicators of health.
Body composition (percent fat and lean) reflects the results of both physical activity and nutritional practices. Body weight alone can be very misleading. The scale cannot tell the difference between a pound of fat and a pound of muscle. Over time, people tend to gain fat and lose muscle without an obvious change in their weight. And, even though we need a certain amount of fat in our bodies to insure good health, excess body fat has been found to increase the risk of diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now declared obesity an epidemic, with 66% of adult Americans either overweight or obese (having excess body fat). On the other hand, too little body fat can also pose a number of health risks, especially for women.
Only by accurately measuring body composition will you learn the amount of fat and lean tissue that makes up your weight, enabling sensible decisions regarding nutrition and exercise programs. It’s the best way to get the “whole picture” of what’s really going on in your body.
BOD POD Gold Standard Highlights:
- Proven accuracy using whole-body density measurement.
- Uses a dedicated computer system with data management capability.
- Option to either directly measure a subject’s Thoracic Gas Volume (TGV), or use prediction equations.
- Provides information on fat and fat-free mass, Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR), and Total Energy Expenditure (TEE).
- Fast test time (about 5 minutes).
- Accommodates a wide range of populations.
- Excellent repeatability.
- Safe, non-invasive, and ideally suited for repeated testing.
Price $100 + tax or included in CAHA