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Body composition analysis is the clinical assessment of tissue and fluid compartments in the human body.

Fat Mass
Fat-Free Mass
Body Cell Mass (Intracellular Mass)
Extracellular Mass
Total Body Water
Intracellular Water
Extracellular Water

A normal distribution of tissue and fluid in the body is associated with immunity, high function, and longevity.

Body composition analysis is used in preventative, therapeutic, and research applications.

Nutritional Assessment
Anti-Aging Therapy
Physical Performance Assessment
Weight Management
Fluid and Nutritional Assessment
Lifestyle Assessment
Athletic Performance
Clinical Trials
Research Initiatives

To perform body composition analysis, the mass and fluid compartments of the body are modeled, measurements are taken, and results are analyzed.

Bioimpedance (BIA) body composition analyzers measure body composition electronically.
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